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Satanic Butterfly Painting

Masked Sphinx

United Kingdom

Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 59.1 W x 47.2 H x 1.6 D in

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Satanic Butterfly (2022) Phosphorus tissues and cells float in space in a membrane permeated with spawn and fibres - something is transforming into something else but it’s not clear what that is. Masses of cells form matter which then forms a cloak, floating in space and time. A cloak of protection or an outer shell that will metamorphosis into something else? Many creatures metamorphosis into something else - frogs, snails and crustaceans. The butterfly (and moth) undergo a complete metamorphosis from egg, larva, pupa and adult. Satanic Butterfly captures this moment of transformation in time and presents an eerie, uncanny feeling of something beyond the ordinary that arouses a strange and mysterious atmosphere. Colourful layers of marks, lines and textures emerge from/to darkness.

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Painting:Acrylic on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:59.1 W x 47.2 H x 1.6 D in

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Masked Sphinx (Melissa Budasz) studied fine art painting at Camberwell and Norwich Art Schools (1997) and lives and works in Kent. She has curated and exhibited in several large-scale projects, events, and exhibitions including Personal Structures organised by the European Cultural Centre (EEC) at Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy (2024), the Uniqlo Tate Lates, Tate Modern (2018), a solo exhibition at Conway Hall, London (2017), and in group shows that include the Gerald Moore Gallery, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Guys Hospital and the Stephen Lawrence Centre. She ran South London Women Artists (2013-2016) and during this time she was the founder and editor of ArtVerve, a journal on women’s art (2014-2017).

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