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Thaddeus Strode

BORCHs Butik presents a series of offset, etching and sugar lift prints by the Californian artist Thaddeus Strode.

The light sunny side and the dark side of California meet in Everybody wants to go to heaven, but no one wants to die, a suite of 18 prints by Strode.

Filled with contradictions the combined etching and offset prints incorporate Strode’s distinctive line and recognizable imagery from mass media and everyday life. Fragments that appear familiar yet somehow thwart the viewer’s ability to pinpoint definitive sources.

Born in Santa Monica in 1964, Strode draws freely on the youth culture in which he came of ag—comic books, adventure stories, horror films—as well as the culture and clichés of the southern California lifestyle to produce cryptic—and captivating—fantasy worlds.

Since the late 1980s Strode has created wild, vibrantly coloured mash-ups in primarily large-scale paintings, drawings, graphics, sculpture and mixed media.

Thaddeus Strode, Everybody wants to go to heaven, but no one wants to die, 2013

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