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Catch A Rising Star




20.32 x 21.59 x 5.08 cm
8.00 x 9 x 2.00 in







Water soluble oil, polymer clay, faux fur, iridescent pigment on wood

, United States

RJ Calabrese was born and raised in the suburbs of Trenton, NJ. He has since moved to the rolling hills of Hunterdon County where he, his wife, three boys, dog, and 9 chickens are surrounded by deer, horses, and other animals he never saw in Trenton.


"Similar to the phrasal template word game Mad Libs, I create works that rely on playful manipulation and distortion; I act and react while negotiating between attraction and repulsion. Like the above example where I removed certain words from the brilliant painter Mark Rothko’s quote, meaning is suddenly lost or changed, and one’s desire to decipher the artist’s intention is replaced with their own meaning and context. The result is funny to me- especially when it’s off-putting. I feel like the perversion of context starts to reveal a basic need for the absurd. Perhaps this is the mental space that relieves us from the heaviness of the world.


I often include figures engaged in a mixture of activities at various points of defeat, often with humorous, eroticized, or foreboding undercurrents. Animals become fixtures, trophies, and other artifacts marked by domination. The use of playful colors and shapes attract the viewer while dismembered bodies and other displays of violence repulse them. " - RJ Calabrese

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Paintings 20.32 x 21.59 x 5.08cm

810,06 €

Pit Licker

Paintings 20.32 x 21.59 x 5.08cm

810,06 €


Paintings 20.32 x 21.59 x 5.08cm

810,06 €


Paintings 20.32 x 21.59 x 5.08cm

810,06 €

Rise Up

Paintings 20.32 x 21.59 x 5.08cm

810,06 €


North Miami Beach, FL, 791 NE 125 th St

The Contemporary Art Modern Project, (The CAMP), focuses on bringing exposure to the artist, without exposing the artist to exploitive practices rampant in the art world. Also part and parcel of this new venture is The Camp Gang, who through their own unique and creative insight add to the fresh approach of marrying the online world with the traditional art ...

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