Mr. Agus Suwage's recent show at Tyler Rollins Fine Art Gallery titled The End Is Just Beginning Is The End, was a unique and thought provoking take on death and decomposition. Suwage's topic of death and the main theme in most if not all of his works for this show is the human/human-like skeleton (with tails). The use of a monochromatic palette with colors in his works such as: rust, metal, blue, yellow, grey, white and some faint black. Suwage renders small and giant sized skeletons; the main shocker happens when you first enter the gallery and you see a pair of humanoid skeletons having sex, with the receiving partner exclaiming (in a thought/speech bubble) "Keep going on! The more painful the better!" Huh? What! Huh? Freaky huh. Suwage has a preoccupation with death or at least skeletons are a reoccurring them in his works. He admits to "recycling" his works, by using inspiration from his previous works and using a little bit of each of his work in the present. I love his use of the zinc panels as his canvas; it adds texture to his work and discreetly brings out the cold color palette and the main topic, death. See The End at Tyler Rollins Fine Art thru April 23rd. - Madame J.
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