Details:

For this work, the artist uses a combination of gestural and atmospheric mark-making to depict three bats from the viral video “Bat Rave”, which shows bats hanging upside down appearing to dance at a rave. This popular meme was created during the pandemic as bars and nightclubs were closed worldwide.
Unframed
Signed
This work is available through 12/01/2021

① Artwork:

Ketamine Tea Dance

For this work, the artist uses a combination of gestural and atmospheric mark-making to depict three bats from the viral video Bat Rave, which shows bats hanging upside down appearing to dance at a rave. This popular meme was created during the pandemic as bars and nightclubs were closed worldwide. Tobin frequently uses x-rays as jumping-off points for his painterly experimentations with the figure. The artist’s work contemplates extinction and the daily labor taken to fend it off. Tobin's paintings focus almost entirely on the vital rhythms we are most afraid to acknowledge.

Specs:

24 inches
20 inches
1 inches
20 inches

③ Artist:

Kevin Tobin

Kevin Tobin's paintings examine how bats are frequently used as symbols of benevolent and malevolent forces in fiction and religion. The artist often employs hollow core doors as painting substrates for his compositions; likewise, the artist uses teeth x-rays as a jumping-off point for painterly experimentations. Tobin’s paintings explore the most primal aspects of the human body—as well as how culture both connects and separates our species from the animal kingdom.

Kevin Tobin:
Ketamine Tea Dance, 2021
Oil on wood panel
20.0 × 24.0 inches /