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Tanya Batura, ‘Untitled’, 2015, John Wolf Art Advisory & Brokerage
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Untitled, 2015

Clay, acrylic
11 × 8 × 9 in
27.9 × 20.3 × 22.9 cm
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Los Angeles, Los Angeles , West Hollywood, San Francisco, Samedan, Switzerland, New York
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Tanya Batura
American, b. 1974
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Ceramic artist Tanya Batura uses clay to produce darkly psychological sculptures of disembodied human heads, whose features are both idealized and abstracted. Finished in monochrome acrylic or glaze and polished to a smooth surface, Batura’s figures derive from headshots from plastic surgery, pornography, burn trauma, facial prosthesis, and dental procedures. At once sensual and disturbing, Batura’s heads sometimes balance precariously on their cheeks or brows, or wear a smear of red or pink at the mouth. “Removing these images from their original context allows accentuation of these qualities,” Batura says, “causing the resulting work to vacillate between the poles of pleasure and pain, the sublime and grotesque.”

Tanya Batura, ‘Untitled’, 2015, John Wolf Art Advisory & Brokerage
Tanya Batura, ‘Untitled’, 2015, John Wolf Art Advisory & Brokerage
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Tanya Batura
American, b. 1974
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Ceramic artist Tanya Batura uses clay to produce darkly psychological sculptures of disembodied human heads, whose features are both idealized and abstracted. Finished in monochrome acrylic or glaze and polished to a smooth surface, Batura’s figures derive from headshots from plastic surgery, pornography, burn trauma, facial prosthesis, and dental procedures. At once sensual and disturbing, Batura’s heads sometimes balance precariously on their cheeks or brows, or wear a smear of red or pink at the mouth. “Removing these images from their original context allows accentuation of these qualities,” Batura says, “causing the resulting work to vacillate between the poles of pleasure and pain, the sublime and grotesque.”

Untitled, 2015

Clay, acrylic
11 × 8 × 9 in
27.9 × 20.3 × 22.9 cm
Contact For Price
Location
Los Angeles, Los Angeles , West Hollywood, San Francisco, Samedan, Switzerland, New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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