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Adeel Uz Zafar On The Saccharine And Scary

Excerpt from an ArtNet Interview with Adeel Uz Zafar 


Pakistani artist Adeel uz Zafar skillfully blends the pleasant and the unpleasant memories we all associate with childhood. Originally a children’s book illustrator, his work derives its imagery from a collective international pop culture, but the playful cartoon characters he depicts appear in a damaged, far scarier form than we are used to seeing them. Having recently completed his first US solo show, “Monomania” at Aicon Gallery, Zafar discusses his studio practice, his background, and what we can expect from him next.