Social, 2016

Social, 2016

Paco Pomet

Richard Heller Gallery

Paco Pomet’s newest paintings on view at Richard Heller Gallery are unusually wondrous and gorgeously rendered. Drawing from a surrealist impulse, these works celebrate the “stranger in a strange land,” with all its complex vicissitudes. More often than not the monochromatic figures that populate Pomet’s landscapes are at odds with their surroundings as in the humorous and darkly enigmatic painting “Social,” where a group of men and women from the 1950s sit facing one another, unaware their legs have elongated, intestine-like, to form an iridescent pink mass pulsating in the middle of the living room. Got to love it!

Richard Heller Gallery

2525 Michigan Ave. #B-5A
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Show runs thru June 18, 2016