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Laurina Paperina

Born in: 1980


Translation in progress

Working predominantly with the imaginary of contemporary heroes, Laurina Paperina pokes fun at art and life in her morbidly humorous paintings, drawings, installations and animations.
She describes herself as “a duck with a human head and vice versa...” who, “doesn’t want to make serious art”. Instead She ridicules the self-importance endemic to the artistic enterprise, as well as politics, religion, and pop culture, through her cartoonish caricatures.
In her multi-part project titled, How to Kill the Artists (begun 2007), Paperina pays twisted homage to modern and contemporary art stars like Picasso, Marina Abramovic and Takashi Murakami by killing them with their own work. Murakami, for example, is eaten alive by one of his maniacally grinning flowers while Abramovic performs herself to death.
The motivation of her relentless abuse is a wild sense of humor, a commentary on contemporary forms of media, and a successful attempt to make light of the all too often serious pretensions of today's art world. Despite their often gruesome acts, her child-like characters are disarming and full of wit.
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Laurina Paperina, Man in a Bowler Hat vs Pigeon, Drawing

Laurina Paperina

Man in a Bowler Hat vs Pigeon, 2017
9.8 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch


Laurina Paperina, Picasso, Painting

Laurina Paperina

Picasso, 2013
7.9 x 7.9 x 1.2 inch


Laurina Paperina, Spamming Superheroes, Drawing

Laurina Paperina

Spamming Superheroes, 2016
27.6 x 19.7 inch


Laurina Paperina, Gizmo vs Popcorn, Drawing

Laurina Paperina

Gizmo vs Popcorn, 2016
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch


Laurina Paperina, Wim Delvoye, Drawing

Laurina Paperina

Wim Delvoye, 2014
7.9 x 7.9 x 1.2 inch


Laurina Paperina, Pizza Magritte, Drawing

Laurina Paperina

Pizza Magritte, 2017
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch


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