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Evan Gruzis creates a New Wave Noir world through his complexly layered ink paintings. With the sardonic wit of Wayfarer-toting Brett Easton Ellis, and a unique technique of manipulating inks to keep you guessing, Gruzisí work sticks with you like a half-remembered name or intangible word. His figures often appear as layer upon layer of ink splatter building up to the illusion of form. What you see is often only half there, or mockingly not there at all. His mirrors, Venetian blinds, drop shadows, palm trees and other pop paraphernalia may remain aloof, but compel us to examine the way we look at looking.

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