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"If I knew what the picture was going to be like I wouldn’t make it. It almost would be like it was made already... The challenge is more about trying to make what you can’t think of".
Cindy Sherman, I agree.
The corruptions and violence in Rai Escalé’s dark paintings may be personal, but also come from the collective subconscious shared by each human being. His horrific art alternates between shocking and disturbing, but remains deeply insightful and may stimulate the journey of self-discovery of the viewer. The hidden meanings behind Escalé’s images aren't necessarily learned, but may stem from the unconscious. Making statements on the freakishness of consumerism and beauty culture, Rai Escalé has managed to pursue the nature of phantasmagorical human alternations, and evoke some of the discomfort one has when facing others. You could say, his obtrusive work has undone and decoded the ferocity of Bacon.Stephanie Anderson