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Putting out fire with Gasoline Painting

Oscar Lett

United States

Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 47.2 W x 35.4 H x 2 D in

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Mix of reality and invention, this piece depicts a street in Brooklyn (New York) where my studio is. I found the burnt and bashed up car just outside my studio building during Covid and as the BLM movement peaked. The car is painted exactly as it was and so is the street. Whether a young girl decided to sit there, initiated the fire or tried to put it out is for the viewer to make out. The title of the piece refers to the cult song of David Bowie, which incidentally was in one of my favourite movie of similar spirit: Inglorious Bastards. This piece stands as the continuity of a long standing series I started in London in 2014 titled "Scar City". In it each piece is a snapshot of a world I create along the lines of Neo Noir style and originally inspired by the first Sin City movie and Yayoi Kusama's mirror rooms. // TECHNICAL DETAILS The artwork is sold stretched on aluminium stretcher bars, varnished with satin invisible UV protection and ready to hang.

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

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Size:47.2 W x 35.4 H x 2 D in

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Best known for his cross-cultural approach, Oscar Lett stands out by his bold looking paintings prominently using black and contrasting metallic colours. Based in NYC, the Parisian artist loves to embrace the influences of the countries he lived in. After moving to London to study at Central Saint Martins, Oscar then moved to Kyoto as he sought teaching from the masters of Nihonga (traditional Japanese painting). Appropriating each culture and their aesthetics, O.L. developed a unique style depicting a world where opposites can coexist and where people overcome their struggles in impossible urban jungles. Working in large-scale and always craving bigger, Oscar naturally moved to New York in 2016 and made the street his new playground. Since then Lett has been developing a wide portfolio of murals in Europe and the U.S., allowing his fine art and street art practices to inspire one another.

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