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Ed Pien

Canada

Jen Budney

ED PIEN, Wound, 2000 (details), ink on paper installation,• dimensions variable.


Ed Pien is an installation artist whose chief activity is drawing. Working primarily with ink on paper, his creations are fantastical concentrated depictions of passion and morbidity. The subjects of his drawings include distorted fairytale animals, half-humans, and perverse children in a variety of wrenching postures, always apparently seeking either absurd heights of inversion or impossible union with o.thers. Deeply psychological, these invented characters possess an uncanny familiarity for most audiences transfixed viewers seem torn between…

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