Orpheus Plays Free Bird 08
DIMENSIONS 30 x 24 in (76.20 x 60.96 cm) MEDIUM Airbrushed acrylic, acrylic paint marker, archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle ultrasmooth paper
Hand-finished series of 10, 2022
Signed and numbered by the artist on front
ABOUT THE WORK
Regner works serially, using autobiography as a jumping-off point for satire, humiliation, and explorations of the grotesque. His work tackles a variety of topics, including how to navigate adulthood as a male with no strong role models, the fallibility of heroes, low and high culture, and stereotypical notions of masculinity. Using his personal experiences as a foundation, his paintings have questioned archetypes found within these themes, all the while challenging his own values and beliefs. He positions himself as an anti-proselytizer, complicating the easy answer and presenting morally questionable individuals with the intent of causing contradictory interpretations by the viewer. Navigating this discomfort is vital when searching for a greater truth.
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