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Thrillist - Enrique Gomez de Molina Art - Miami, FL

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Uploaded on Dec 23, 2010

Thanks to a taxidermist father who worked for the Miami Museum Of Science, and encouraged his kids to be creative with random animal parts, Enrique creates disturbing/ compelling/ way cool real-animal mashups that evoke either an Avatar-like alternative world, or one where evolution's gone haywire due to human follies -- and lord knows, that musical will drive anyone crazy. Some of his larger recent work includes "Acrobat" (a swooping river otter/bird with a snake-killing stork bill, fighting cock wings, and a pheasant tail), "Mystic" (a sage-looking creature with a beaver body, huge swan feet, a hornbill head, and a Yoda-style walking stick), and "Pandora", an aggressive double-headed swan with a coyote body, deer hooves, a warthog tail, and devil-ish horns from an antelope called a dik-dik, which explains the whole two-heads thing. There're also some smaller works, like "Serpent" (a coiled cobra body with a furious parakeet for a head), "Early Bird" (a Jurassic-looking badboy with a hornbill beak, spiky iguana head, and a water hen body, which's killing a little bird in a stream bed), and a baby emu/ spotted skunk hybrid that seems cute until you realize it's got evil eyes and it's doing a hand stand so it can spray you, called "Look At Me" -- it's really a musk-see.

Enrique Gomez de Molina Art
Dec 1st-5th @ Scope Art Show (3055 North Miami Ave; Wynwood), and Spinello Gallery's Little Sister Exhibit (155 NE 38th St, No. 101; Design District; 786.271.4223)

For the deets: http://thrl.st/mYnGZM

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