MARCEL DZAMA "DANCE DATE" WATERCOLOR, 2001
With his unmistakable version of contemporary Surrealism, Marcel Dzama is one of the most successful contemporary Canadian artists. Born in Winnipeg in 1974, Dzama had an international reputation by the time he was 30.
In the 1990's, as one of the founding members of the Royal Art Lodge, Dzama contributed to the renaissance of figurative art and simultaneously put Winnipeg on the map as a center for Canadian creativity.
Dzama's works are instantly recognizable for their subject and style. He often takes banal scenes or characters and injects them with menacing, eerie or twisted details that flirt with the absurd. One common motif in his work is of disparate characters engaged in ambiguous and/or bizarre interactions.
This work is classic Dzama in its mix of mystery and familiarity. Two couples attired in corresponding looks appear locked in a slow dance together. Though the women have different hair colors and styles, the men are almost identical looking -with curiously wide moon-like faces. Like the best of Dzama's work the viewer is drawn in and asked to assemble a context and a narrative.
Today Dzama's work can be found in a host of prestigious public and private collections including Paris' Centre Georges Pompidou, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the MoMA, Le Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal. He is particularly favored by celebrity collectors including Brad Pitt, Jim Carrey and Steve Martin.
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Untitled ("Dance Date")
Watercolor and mixed-media on paper
Signed by the artist
13"H 10"W (sheet)
17"H 14"W (framed)
Very good condition.
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