May 2, 2011

Erik Mark Sandberg

Girls with Hot Summer Fashion

Get Pretty Now was the Los Angeles artist Erik Mark Sandberg's show at Jonanthan LeVine Gallery back in January 2011. Sandburg depicts abnormal hair growth and jarring colours so as to investigate "the psychological effects of trying to achieve smoke and mirror standards of beauty." To me they evoke experiments with carney-sold hair elixirs gone terribly wrong.

Wallets Only this Year - Mixed Media on Panel - 2008
From Hairy Children Portraits
Girl with Star Patterned Sweater - acrylic, oil, airbrush and enamel on panel - 2010

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