Zombies and Other Strange Paintings
Hell at the gates!
What is the place of the zombie in our collective consciousness? Why do they fascinate us so much? When and in what shape do they appear in our lives? Those are the questions I’ve been asking myself for months now while making a series of small oil paintings featuring the undead.
Anthropophagy, cannibalism, fear for the hereafter and for trespassing our limits… the zombie-theme keeps inspiring writers, directors and artists.
While creating these works, I’ve injected them with lots of humor.
Some works are in a figurative style bursting with color. They are presented as the typical American publicity billboards from the 60ties. Playful and deliberately naive – rosy cheeked kids devouring adult corpses when they’re not being pursued by zombies themselves – the zombie-theme is given a fresh perspective. Other works, in more sober colors, portray zombies with a lot more “bite”!
Whether it’s zombies or disfigured humans, no one will remain indifferent while watching these creatures suffer. The portraits of this Persona Non Grata will expose them to the audience no holds barred!
Michel Soucy Junior
Squid Lab are true explorers of faraway lands. Just for the sake of entertainment, they went on an adventure to the lost islands of the Bermuda Triangle and returned with the strangest artefacts. Your jaws will drop all the way to the ground when encountering these morbid societies, mutated beasties and unexplained phenomena. They’ve risked their lives to amaze and stun the BIFFF audience! What an honor!
So do come and enjoy the tortured relics of Trëz, the astounding animals of Dinh Van Fx or be overwhelmed by the beauty of Squid Lab’s Lady Without Mercy.