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Excerpted from the article: ‘The artist is influenced by pop culture, but also describes his paintings as “inanimate souls.” He says, “The small scale of the paintings, their materiality, and their color all relate. They all connect to a certain physicality of a certain kind of thing. Where does painting meet this rubber action figure that I treasured as a kid and carried in my backpack? Where do painting and that kind of affinity meet for a toy as a kid? It’s the handheld space, like the experience of reading a book. I think books may impact me more than any other kind of media. Maybe. It’s all this content in this one physical shell.”’

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Bret Slater installing Gutter Gaunt Gangster
Bret Slater installing Gutter Gaunt Gangster photo by John Smith, courtesy Patron Magazine