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Oh-Flower-Man, detail 3
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LONG | TONG  features nine paintings by the artist Lior Modan. In them, layered materials become fused together, resulting both in perplexing material compressions, and metaphorical compressions of different visual languages. Simultaneously, the surfaces endure various methods of imprinting, scarring, and obscuriation. Objects are sealed under the intiali surface, creating ghostlike presence of forms that are familiar but that cannot quite be placed. In Modan’s world wood appears as paper, paint as print, textile as wood, and leather as plastic. The work originates from an accumulation of knowledge, histories and points of curiosity; giving each piece a vastly different character. The various processes, actions, and forms used, become enmeshed into a single plane.