by Gerry Mak in New Art on Tuesday 29 April 2008

Joe Coleman’s paintings are a feverish cross between Ivan Albright-inspired grotesqueness and R. Crumb-like pop-social critique. Calling himself an ‘apocalyptic visionary painter’, the 52-year-old artist references Spanish-Mexican religious iconography and his intricate and obsessively detailed images often feature well-known criminals and outsiders, whom Coleman seems to consider himself to be.

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