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Chet Zar - And The Monsters Inherit The Earth

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Chet Zar - And The Monsters Inherit The Earth
Do you shut your eyes during a scary movie? Or do you rewind, watch the bloodcurdling scene again, put the poster of that unnameable horror up on your bedroom wall and live with it? To react predictably one would recoil, but if you listen to the clicking claws and dripping venom and do not shut your eyes, you have the opportunity to examine the phenomenal. Chet Zar’s favorite subjects are those who we run to avoid. His works combine an awareness of the outsider with the skills of a traditional artist. Awakening the viewer to flight and delight, Zar gives authority to his subconscious by painting the most unconventional of portraits, those of monsters.