In a show titled “Posthumorous / Post Mort ’em,” La Luz de Jesus looks back at the work of Click Mort, who passed away last year. Mort, known for his “recapitated figures,” crafted humorous, hybrid ceramic sculptures from existing pieces. He was featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 34 and was last featured on our site here.
Christopher R. Doran, known as Click Mort to the art world, has passed away. The visual artist and musician was known for his “recapitated figures,” using parts of separate ceramic figures to create hybrid, surreal creatures. He was featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 34 and on HiFructose.com here and here.
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 Luz 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.