The French Wig

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The French Wig #254      34 x 23.5”      2012
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The French Wig #141      30 x 20”      2010
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The French Wig #173      30 x 20”      2010
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The French Wig #192      24 x 19”      2010
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The French Wig #211      30 x 20”      2011
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The French Wig #214      24 x 19”      2011
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The French Wig #223      30 x 22”      2012
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The French Wig #241      30 x 20”      2012
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The French Wig #255      24 x 19”      2012
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The French Wig #259      24 x 18”      2012
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The French Wig #260      24 x 18”      2012
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The French Wig #263      30 x 20”      2012
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Wig as Cultural Artifact

Playful, colorful and fanciful overall, Komarin’s “The French Wig” allows for a wide of blank-faced idiosyncratic images appeal to the curator and the collector in that it allows each individual to ‘project’ onto that face whatever emotional content they wish to extend. The myriad assortment of braids, flips and tangled tresses highlight Komarin’s ability to be both serious and playful at the same times with these enigmatic and colorful works. They make the viewer smile.

Curator comments on the playful images of The French Wig:

“Komarin is especially attracted to this form: The French Wig – as it is suggestive of so many possible meanings. According to the artist, it is something to put on, a way to cover up, to adorn or to embellish, to hide, to accentuate. These are qualities that relate to the experience in the studio, to the process of making a painting.”

David S. Rubin, Curator of 20th Century Art
The Phoenix Art Museum
Catalogue Essay  1996