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HAIRY PORTRAITS BY ERIK MARK SANDBERG

by Ariadna Zierold

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Los Angeles-based artist Erik Mark Sandberg’s work addresses issues such as globalization, gentrification, consumerism, and love in the modern day. His allegorical narratives incorporate an experimental mix of digital 3-D modeling, printmaking, photography, drawing, and collage. For Sandberg, the use of composite imagery symbolizes the disconnect that technology creates between man’s natural environment and the reality of the digital realm. Sandberg’s creatures conjure up images of yesteryear and when viewing them, you get a taste of long lost childhood. The portraits are lighthearted, familiar and recall the imaginative minds of children. The creatures seem every bit as alive as the spectator; with their big wet eyes and their fur resting lightly on their skin, revealing their human forms.

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