First featured in HF Vol 34, artist Click Mort takes vintage ceramic figurines and “recapitates” them into whimsical characters spawned from his imagination. In his latest series on view at La Luze de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, the artist takes influences from his own dreams and nightmares. His exhibition “Delirium Tremens” is named after a psychotic condition typical of withdrawal in chronic alcoholics, which often involves hallucinations. Considering this, while his works are infused with nostalgia and humor, one cannot ignore a certain melancholy in them. Seamlessly transfigured, the exhibit features once-innocent figures such as 1930s Hummels and Norman Rockwell collectibles turned into a surreal cast of characters. Click Mort creates each piece using a process of extensive cutting, sculpting, sanding, and painting. The results are whimsical and sometimes nightmarish, portraying cute bunnies playing with toy blocks to a snarling panther representing St. Faustina, Patron Saint of Merciful Deaths. Take a look at more of Click Mort’s latest kitschy figures below.
“Delirium Tremens” by Click Mort is now on view at La Luz de Jesus Gallery through August 2nd.