Judith Supine‘s work is akin to a fluorescent-hued re-hydrating of images. Salvaged from the pages of high fashion and porno magazines, disregarded books and other momentary ephemera, his creations are the repurposing of the seemingly unrelated. The Brooklyn-based artist, whose name has long been bantered about in the street art world, uses the mix-matched palette of collage. Though his focus has shifted primarily to studio work, Judith Supine (a moniker derived from his mother’s maiden name) is notorious for his previous high-stake “bombings” throughout New York City. With such feats as dangling a figurine off the Manhattan Bridge in 2007 or tossing a piece out to float down the East River, he’s already done it, was the first to do it and did it better than any of the others that came after him.
Supine has just successfully mounted his latest solo exhibit at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC. Entitled Too Much for One Man, the series of new works will be on view now through October 6th. Luscious, crimson colored lips with the requisite dangling cigarette as well as his signature day-glow pinks and greens, polka dot the exhibition.
In the Gallery’s own words about the artist, “Supine turns airbrushed fashion and cosmetic beauties into monstrous creatures. Subverting sexy into scary, innocent into depraved and privileged into pornographic, children’s faces are superimposed onto adult nude bodies as luxury brand supermodels merge with the world’s impoverished. Supine’s work exposes the grotesque quality of its advertising sources yet also manages to touch upon core truths of humanity…”
Count us in.