Dana Schutz - Contemporary Artists

Face Eater

Face Eater The Saatchi Gallery
 

Dana Schutz

Face Eater

2004
Oil on Canvas

58 x 46 cm

From a series of paintings of auto-cannibals, Face Eater is funny and bizarre. The dark background pushes the full horror of the subject to intimate proximity: a zoom lens view of the slimy suggestion of a tongue lathering up the last of his own eyeballs. A parable of confrontation and discomfort, Schutz invents a race that would rather swallow itself rather than cope with its own inadequacy.
 
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