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Synthetic by Nature

by Yván Rosa
          They seem like voids, as though a cavity had mysteriously opened to reveal picturesque landscapes dwelling beneath the urban fabric. These minute paintings cohabit the surfaces on various urbanscapes along with anonymous graffiti and random detritus. What can only be called the preciousness of these painstakingly rendered ideal sceneries recall a certain cliché. They might make you think of the idyllic landscapes one is likely to encounter in the gallery of a suburban shopping mall. Yet Ellen Harvey purposely adopts this aesthetic as a form of graffiti in its own right in order to bring... [more]
Posted by Yván Rosa on 11/21/10