(noun) nonchalant absurdity with a dash of embarrassment.

(verb) to be shark bitten.

(adverb) in a manner that is nonchalantly absurd and embarrassing.


15 September 2011

Joseph Grazi: Aggressive Nature @ Gallery Bar

Working across several different media, Brooklyn based artist Joseph Grazi uses space and non-traditional materials to communicate to the viewer. The recurring theme of repetition in his installation, sculpture and drawing makes for a product of calm, conceptual beauty. From needles arranged in a perfect army like formation in his furniture to the cross-hatching in his realistically rendered drawings, the repetitive nature of lines bridge the two bodies of work. In Grazi’s latest work, the artist explores the aggressive nature of all species, and the tools of the trade we use for that aggression. Using nature, predatory animals and weapons as subject matter the artist concentrates on removing humans from the unnatural world we live in and reducing us back to our primitive forms. Grazi presents a distinguished level of shock value across all themes, where art becomes a spectacle, thus creating both feelings of comfort and uneasiness.






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