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Oli Epp

Oli Epp's paintings are informed by autobiographical observations; confessional, irreverent and frequently with humour. His work focuses on public and private moments that pass by as unremarkable at first glance.

He wants his imagery to feel familiar to as many people as possible; to draw out the ridiculous comedy of certain shared rituals and behaviours. He creates simplified humanoid characters, which lend a sort of parody of the real world in the way that cartoons do.

These avatars have oversized heads but there are no facial features, which is an exaggerated reflection on human interaction in the post digital age. The figures appear idiotically isolated, but are adorned with brands and objects that make them so familiar.