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Sugar Fever DreamBy Karla Marchesi

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Oil Paint, Oil on linen stretched on MDF board

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Dimensions: 200cm (H) x 200cm (W) x 3cm (D) / 78.7" (H) x 78.7" (W) x 1.2" (D)

Diameter: 200cm / 78.7"

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.


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Artist Statement

With an air of affirmative nihilism and a playful aesthetic of excess, Sugar Fever Dream is a counter vision to Western thought at the height of anthropocentrism. In a waking nightmare of interspecies revenge, this piece draws 17th century Still Life and Vanitas traditions into a Contemporary post-internet landscape. Employing Ecohorror tropes, Art Historical references, semiotic and autobiographical elements, Sugar Fever Dream is a Still Lifes that pulse with life. Nonhuman entities are protagonists embodied with agency, movement, menace and desire: from the skies of the heavens to the depths of the ocean floor.


Artist Profile

Hometown: Brisbane
Based in: Berlin, Germany

Brisbane-born, Berlin-based artist Karla Marchesi employs the still life genre of the ‘impossible bouquet’ as a means through which to reflect upon socio-cultural anxieties of our age. Her paintings theatrically critique what it means to be human at this present moment under conditions of late capitalism and anthropocentrism, interweaving an …


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