GLENN HIRSCH Biomorphic Fantasies

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Biomorphic Fantasies

These surrealist paintings explore an ancient sci-fi future where ganglions and circuits cross-fertilize, where carbon chains and silicon wafers have finally wed.

The Power of God led by blind instinct.

I start with mixed media daydreams -- things I imagine I see in the web of lines, puddles and smears which start each piece. I then use conscious skills to stage these unconscious associations with illusions of glowing color and pools of light. Watercolor, ink, graphite, and acrylic -- diaphanous transparency, gooey encrusted impasto, fragmented paper collage.

The characters in these paintings dance, struggle, bluff and threat. They aren't human, yet their gestures radiate a kind of "intelligence" somewhere between seduction and menace.

"Bio-Morphic" means "life-change." This is an other-worldly re-mix where DNA zips and un-zips, where things mutate while we sleep.

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CREATION MYTH
mixed media and collaged paper, 22"x30"

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IN THE GARDEN OF NANOTECH
mixed media on paper, 22"x30"

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BEASTWARS
mixed media on paper, 22"x30"



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TREE OF LIFE
 
mixed media on paper, 22"x30"



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DARWIN'S LITTLE SECRET
mixed media on paper, 22"x30"


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WHAT REALLY HAPPENED AT WATERLOO
mixed media on paper, 22"x30"

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PRELUDE TO A SCRATCH
mixed media on paper, 22"x30"



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Unearthed Tryptich (each 12x60)

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ANNUNCIATION OF THE GENOME
mixed media on paper, 10"x72"




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GENOME (DETAIL)

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FREE SPIRIT
mixed media on paper, 10"x60"




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TESTIMONY
mixed media on paper, 10"x60"

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LIBERATION OF THE DRONES
mixed media on paper, 10"x60"




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HOLIDAY IN THE MATRIX
mixed media on paper, 10"x60"



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HOLIDAY IN THE MATRIX
(DETAIL)


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PRECAMBRIAN SLEEP
mixed media on paper, 10"x60"






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ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD I
acrylic on paper, 10"x60"





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ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD II
acrylic on paper, 10"x60"







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ANTEDILUVIAN SLEEP
mixed media and colalged paper, 22"x60"



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LAST JUDGMENT
mixed media and colalged paper, 22"x60"



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THE COMMUNION OF PAN
mixed media and colalged paper, 22"x60"



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GLADIATOR
mixed media and colalged paper, 22"x60"



FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
mixed media and colalged paper, 22"x60"



DANCE OF THE FIREBIRD
mixed media and colalged paper, 22"x60"



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Fata Morgana
mixed media and colalged paper, 22"x60"

an Italian blogger posted a poem about this picture (below)


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[here's a rough translation of the poem]

The Sun in Refraction 

Out of the hole
Notes jump to open the windows
But the guillotine shatters down on my head a thousand times
and I don't know what I have left. But we hope things go well.
Meanwhile, glancing between the lines,
we see a slip. the size that he wants us to exalt
Luck worthy of its name.
I feel the form.
With the blindfold removed,
Fatamorgana changes the face
Because at bottom
Bones actually do freeze.