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Art January, 21 2009

Dalek “Broken, Beaten and Buried”

Redux Contemporary Art Center is extremely excited to present Broken. Beaten and Buried, a new site-specific installation by internationally renowned artist James Marshall, (aka Dalek).

Dalek
reached an elevated artistic status in the underground art world of graffiti and character design in the mid-nineties. He pioneered a character known as Space Monkey, which is an amalgamation of his personal interests and experiences, as well as a metaphor for the human condition.

Within the last decade, Dalek has made a more than successful leap into the fine art world, creating works for an accelerated roster of international galleries. His popularity has also propelled him into developing several commercial items, such as custom Kid Robot soft vinyl toys, skateboard illustrations, vinyl decals, clothing apparel and books.

For his exhibition at Redux, Dalek will move away from his well-known individualized works on canvas and will allow the new work to explode within the galleries of Redux. The main portion of the exhibition will be created on-site, one and a half weeks before the opening. A team of 8 people will come together each day, under the direction of Dalek, to accomplish the ambitious site-specific project. Dalek will continue his obsessive, colorfully flat approach to painting, expanding upon recent developments in his work, including the deconstruction of his Space Monkey character.

The show opens January 23 and is open to March 7, 2009.

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