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Oil Paintings by Paco Pomet Brighten Vintage Scenes with Satirical Elements in Color

February 10, 2022

Grace Ebert

“A Prequel” (2021), oil on canvas, 100 x 150 centimeters. All images © Paco Pomet Succeeding his series of paintings titled Beginnings, Paco Pomet’s Endings applies a similarly satirical veil to his provocative and outlandish scenarios: a cleaved camper reveals red steak marbled with fat, businessmen shake hands through an […]

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Ironic Compositions Juxtapose Outlandish Scenarios in Paco Pomet’s New Paintings

April 8, 2021

Grace Ebert

“The Lesson” (2020), oil on canvas, 130 x 170 centimeters. All images © Paco Pomet, shared with permission In Beginnings, Spanish artist Paco Pomet (previously) visualizes a series of jarring and absurd scenarios born out of an equally concerning event. He juxtaposes disparate elements—a mushroom cloud erupting in a classroom, […]

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22 Artists Consider the Connection Between Self-Portraits and Identity in ME

January 6, 2020

Grace Ebert

[…] Flint “The Observer” by Tony Toscani “The Eagle Has Landed” by Esiri Erheriene-Essi “Life Mask for the Doppleganger” by Jenny Morgan “Cadmium Flesh Deep” by Paco Pomet “Learning to be still” by Aleah Chapin, courtesy of the artist and Flowers Gallery, London/New York https://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/me-8.jpg https://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/me-7.jpg https://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/me-1.jpg https://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/me-2.jpg https://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/me-3.jpg https://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/me-4.jpg https://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/me-5.jpg […]

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Social Commentary with Surreal Twists in New Paintings by Paco Pomet

April 3, 2019

Laura Staugaitis

“A Journey” (2019), oil on canvas, 130 x 170 cm Paco Pomet (previously) combines chilling social commentary with humorous juxtapositions of past, present, and future in his satirical paintings. All-new works from 2018 and 2019 include meditations on melting glaciers, differences of opinion in frontier settings, and the symbolism of […]

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Surreal New Adventures and Absurd Vintage Moments by Paco Pomet

January 9, 2018

Christopher Jobson

Artist Paco Pomet (previously) continues to channel old vintage snapshots and historical documentation in his delightfully surreal oil paintings. While all of his paintings capture his unmistakable wit, many of the works seem to straddle a fine line between humor and horror. Using a monochrome base, Pomet selectively adds color […]

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New Surreal Oil Paintings That Subvert Vintage Vacation Photos and Historical Landscapes by Paco Pomet

August 10, 2016

Kate Sierzputowski

“Adam’s Office” (2016), oil on canvas, 120 x 160 cm Spanish artist Paco Pomet (previously) references the appearance of vintage vacation photos and vast historical landscapes in his surreal oil paintings, works that offer a subtle humor from their often grayscale palette. By rendering limbs as freakishly elongated tubes and […]

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