Subversive Paintings by Blase
Feeling blasé with art? Slow down, take a closer look and maybe you will find unexpected details. We certainly did a double-take when we spotted the subversive paintings by artist Blase on show at the House of Games exhibition at Maison & Objet in Paris.
Blase collects discarded old paintings, especially portraits, and doctors them by adding modern details, creating new works of art that are ironic and humorous in equal measures. We particularly like the formal portrait of a fatherly figure who doesn't realise his trousers have been turned into panty-hose, or the serious looking gentleman who has been given a rolled-up dollar note and a credit card, ready to attack the pile of coke on the table behind him. We can't think of a wittier way to upcycle and breathe new life into old paintings.
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