Grenade in a Jar
Aesthetic Parallel Of Two Visceral Works • Francis Bacon | Antoine D'agata
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96 p, ills colour & bw, approx. 6x9", softbound, French/English. The Eyes Publishing
Presented as a double book, this publication combines 27 photographs by Antoine d’Agata and 25 graphic works by Francis Bacon, establishing an artistic parallel between their respective practices. A preface by Bruno Sabatier, text by Léa Bismuth, and poem by Perrine Le Querrec are included as an autonomous insert. The artists’ juxtaposition meanwhile plays on themes of horror and compassion. D’Agata is known for immersing himself in personal universes until he exhausts them, transforming reality into blurred images, where the deformation of bodies occurs in the animality of sexual intercourse and drugs, mirroring Bacon’s deformed, expressionist flesh.