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EMOTIONAL STATES BY JEAN PAUL MALLOZZI

by Ariadna Zierold

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Miami-based artist Jean-Paul Mallozzi‘s work explores the broad spectrum of the human condition. Ranging from youthful to mature content, the work encompasses and reveals the idea that while emotions are amorphous, each one emits a color that echoes complex emotional states that all of us can relate to–no matter what language we happen to speak.

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These concepts are layered using Mallozzi’s attention to delicately rendered details in paint and graphite, which emphasize the ebb and flow of these intimate relationships and their ever-changing emotional states. The scenes, layered with abstract textures, create a reflective atmosphere in which these human relationships play out and challenge the male gaze.

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