MICHAEL MARARIAN - ARTIST INFO

Michael Mararian (1965, Andover/USA) often focuses on children as the last bastion of innocence to explore the dark humor behind social and psychological issues, rendering traditionally cheerful images and concepts into frightening, yet humorous, tableaus. His work uses elements of contradiction to explore how humor and tragedy coexist within our society. What can on one level be construed as melancholy and cruel, can alternately be viewed as amusing, even charming.