Woodrow White’s Strange Paintings Reflect on Today’s Realities

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Woodrow White’s paintings often explore and utilize pop culture and current social issues. The artist’s comic sensibilities are shown in not only his ability to subvert familiar imagery, but also frame scenes in ways that elicit unexpected results. White was last mentioned on HiFructose.com for a show with his father, artist Wayne White.

“Woodrow White’s paintings explore the failure of illusion by examining the nexus of narrative, history, and artifice,” a statement says. “White’s work speaks to the anxiety surrounding the validity of information, where trust in images has been irreparable damaged by mass consumption. The artist’s iconoclastic paintings are in response to our current, seemingly-apocalyptic, news headlines. Each tableau draws upon politically divisive topics like climate change, social inequalities, economics, and war.”

See more of his work below.

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