In recent years Mark Whalen has used an axonometric grid as a foundation on which to engineer paintings that are, for the most part, psychedelic visions of our past lives and a revelatory demonstration of what is to come. Whalen's characters are confined within micro worlds laden with sex, religion, race and violence. They play out scenes that titillate and torture with reckless abandon. At times there is no distinction between floor, ceiling and wall - each being congruent with activity and without gravitational pull. These worlds are, quite literally, on the brink of being turned upside down.
1 - 17 April 2011
The Madman Void
1-35 Wellington Street
Collingwood, Melbourne, Australia
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