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Timothy Gaewsky

Timothy Gaewsky

It's best to start with a bit of appreciation for how much Secret Enemy or This Magic Moment (and others) make me want to touch this artwork. And not just touch it, but scratch it up and see if I won some cash money. That bit of tension compelled me enough to want to share Timothy Gaewsky's work. He pulls together large scale compositions, bright and energetic colors, and a not-so-subliminal nod to our greediest desires. I'm a big fan of his installations, which combine a rather hyper comic book or Lichtenstein style of thought bubbles and 'kapow' explosions with lottery tickets, slot machines, and other symbols of greed and/or gambling addiction. I got a sad chuckle out of the poor abused piggy banks that appear commonly in his work. Gaewsky alludes to the 'vicious cycle' of gambling and greed in works such as The Demon waits and waits and will be satisfied, and yet he explores these themes through the same raucous and excitable imagery that often accompanies ads for casinos. He explores the tensions, pitfalls, and allures of these adult playgrounds.

Much more work and information can be found at the artist's website, www.timothygaewsky.com.

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