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“Almost all art is about looking at death and trying to defy it somehow,” says Mark Mulroney. He considers sex and gore as primary means of defiance, and accordingly, guts, exaggerated genitalia, bloody wounds, and well-endowed pin-up girls take center stage in his surrealistic, comic-style paintings. Take for instance “Sent Upstate” (2011), a series equally inspired by Playboy and Mulroney’s traumatic Catholic upbringing. One untitled painting depicts a bikini-clad voluptuous woman holding a knife in one hand, and the gory flesh cut from a naked man hanging Christ-like from an invisible structure, in the other. By way of explaining the series, Mulroney, who is not known for his discretion, says, “I just relied on my usual methods: put a boner on something or make it bleed.”

Selected exhibitions
2021
Let's Get StartedALLOUCHE BENIAS
2018
The Dangers of EdenMrs.
2015
Yellow BikiniMixed Greens
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The Word is Spring, 2020

Acrylic on canvas
50 × 44 1/10 in
127 × 112 cm
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Athens
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“Almost all art is about looking at death and trying to defy it somehow,” says Mark Mulroney. He considers sex and gore as primary means of defiance, and accordingly, guts, exaggerated genitalia, bloody wounds, and well-endowed pin-up girls take center stage in his surrealistic, comic-style paintings. Take for instance “Sent Upstate” (2011), a series equally inspired by Playboy and Mulroney’s traumatic Catholic upbringing. One untitled painting depicts a bikini-clad voluptuous woman holding a knife in one hand, and the gory flesh cut from a naked man hanging Christ-like from an invisible structure, in the other. By way of explaining the series, Mulroney, who is not known for his discretion, says, “I just relied on my usual methods: put a boner on something or make it bleed.”

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