A Rose is a Rose, 2022
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Inkjet, Spray Paint and Acrylic Paint on Canvas
52 x 40 in
A Rose is a Rose 2022 Inkjet, Acrylic Paint, Spray Paint on Canvas 52 x 40 inches Doug Group aka Clown Soldier was born in Queens, NY, and graduated with a BFA from SUNY Purchase in 1993. Working in many mediums he is best known for his provocative and playful street art where he has been working under the adopted name Clown Soldier for the past 12 years. Groupp’s most recent work utilizes a variety of images sourced from textbooks to industrial design. These materials are ready-made, allowing him to employ an "immediate" technique, an instinctive re-contextualization of found components resulting in new forms. His distinctive approach employs collage and painting as discrete syntactical forms within his own artistic language with couples the hermeneutic with the ridiculous in order to generate a multitude of responses and interpretive possibilities within the viewer in both public and private space. Groupp’s work has been exhibited internationally, including New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Florida, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Berlin, and Denmark.