Makers and Modelers, 1994-1995
Mixed media on linen
281,9 × 466,1 cm
Carroll Dunham’s marvelous, eyeless, tooth-filled, libidinal shapes in this work are representative of the figures populating his personal visual universe. He has said that such images are, on some level, “pictures of oneself.”
Dunham often uses flat, geometric forms that recall Mayan and Aztec art. With such works, Dunham enriches the long tradition of expressionist abstraction by returning to the irrational world of Surrealism and expanding on the imaginary universes.
Saatchi Gallery, 1998