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THE BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLE: THE ART OF DZINE
Dzine

Gestalten, 2010
Hardcover
224 pages
Fully illustrated, colour
ISBN: 9783899553291

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The work of Dzine, who was born in Chicago as Carlos Rolon in 1970, alludes to Latin American Kustom Kulture and aesthetics from ghetto to baroque. By combining these influences in a playfully ironic way, he has created a unique visual language that has already found its place in renowned museums, collections, and galleries.

Dzine's art stems from the place where the conflicting worlds of luxury and street intersect - where desire, identity, beauty, and meticulousness collide in kaleidoscopic colours. He reworks everyday objects, bicycles, ghetto blasters, or Latino status symbols - including lowrider cars - intil his perfected versions subsume their original functions and the visual excess causes those viewing his art to question their own value systems.

The Beautiful Struggle is the first comprehensive collections of the full spectrum of Dzine's work in the areas of sculpture, painting, and installation.

 

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