Rafal Zawistowski - Contemporary Artists

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ The Saatchi Gallery
 

Rafal Zawistowski

Jesus Christ

2011
Encaustic on board

100 x 150 cm

Rafal Zawistowski’s work plays on the viewer’s recognition of certain well-worn subjects in western painting in order to re-energise the act of looking. Head-like forms in fat clumps of encaustic (pigment mixed with hot wax, to create a thick and nubbled surface) are highlighted with sprayed haloes or aureoles and titled after significant figures from Catholic iconography: Jesus, Mary and Judas, but also Benedict XV and John Paul II.
 
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