Mark Shevlane

Parris Island
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Artist Statement

My artwork is about personal experiences. I use the language of l960's Pop art to trivialize images that might normally be seen in a stark, un-stereotyped way.

Some of the images in my paintings are from drawings I made as a civilian while spending the night in an Israeli bomb shelter near the Lebanese border, under missile attack from the Hezbollah. Some of the images are from drawings I made as a recruit at US Marines boot camp. I use imagery related to Islamic extremism and in opposition, the US military representing both sides of the global struggle.

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