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Alex Da Corte

  • Alex Da Corte’s works conveys a state of delusion, where logic is set aside in order to access the stranger, deeper parts of our minds. In this state he wrestles with vernacular culture, often taking a run at iconic figures and motifs from the inventory of popular American consumables. Da Corte’s work has roots in Pop-art and is imbued with a love and feeling for color as well as a sense of how a store-front-window display might turn tragicomic. This odd portmanteau, a combination of ‘tragic’ and ‘comic,’ speaks to a conflicted identity, a sense of pathos, an emotional zone between or beyond categories. In Da Corte’s work, a sense of dry comedy, sometimes mixed with the abject or absurd, is balanced with the macabre or heart-breaking.

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Alex Da Corte’s works conveys a state of delusion, where logic is set aside in order to access the stranger, deeper parts of our minds. In this state he wrestles with vernacular culture, often taking a run at iconic figures and motifs from the inventory of popular American consumables. Da Corte’s work has roots in Pop-art and is imbued with a love and feeling for color as well as a sense of how a store-front-window display might turn tragicomic. This odd portmanteau, a combination of ‘tragic’ and ‘comic,’ speaks to a conflicted identity, a sense of pathos, an emotional zone between or beyond categories. In Da Corte’s work, a sense of dry comedy, sometimes mixed with the abject or absurd, is balanced with the macabre or heart-breaking.