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Matthew Grabelsky Solo Show
Dorothy Circus Gallery LONDON
Private View | Thursday 5 December 2019
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Los Angeles-based artist Matthew Grabelsky combines a hyperrealistic painting technique with a surreal penchant for unlikely juxtapositions. Raised in New York City, Grabelsky uses its subway’s underground world as the setting for his unlikely pairings. Grabelsky depicts quasi-mythological human hybrids with animal heads, often noncha-lantly reading magazines or newspapers. Fascinated by the persistence of animal imagery in mythology and communal cultural imaginaries, Grabelsky superimposes its presence onto his depictions of the contem-porary world. For the artist, the animal becomes a manifestation of the inner workings of the hidden subconscious, ultimately revealing the latent identities and motivations lurking beyond the composure of the human mask.