Grotesque Anatomies by Seth AlversonIllustration // Friday, 28 Feb 2014
Houston-based painter Seth Alverson creates hauntingly grotesque studies of the human anatomy that convey deep-seated anxieties of the body and the human condition. Fleshy misshapen body parts are fragmented and inflated in Alverson's explorations; even representations of the mundane and inanimate become disgustingly bodily. 'Using memory and haunting imagery as catalysts for his self-reflexive paintings, Alverson distills the most essential elements until they are heightened to a level of transformation. This transformation occurs through the act of painting by placing intention on the images, and in turn helps us find rationality in futility to apply meaning in our everyday.'