Preview: D*Face’s “Honestly Dishonest” Solo Show

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

D*Face’s new paintings for his upcoming solo show, “Honestly Dishonest,” are reminiscent of the surrealist exercise Exquisite Corpse. Cleanly-stenciled mash-ups of characters are displayed on each canvas in a humorous and often non-sensical convergence of personas. D*Face created these pop-y paintings with an emphasis on design — thick, vivid line-work, repetitive patterns and elements of caricature all bring comic books, pulp illustrations and advertisements to mind. The images in “Honestly Dishonest” were created based on visions D*Face experienced during recent hypnosis sessions. A response to the constant flood of information we are subjected to in the digital age, the creation of these works served as a sort of cleanse of the mental noise stored in his subconscious. “Honestly Dishonest” opens May 16 at 9 First St, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong and is presented by Coates and Scarry and Above Second Gallery. The show will be on view through July 6.

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