COP SUICIDE (chocolate heart with through bullet hole) + FLAT GESTURES OF THE TROUBLED MIND / C-PRINTS from MELTED PLASTIC SERIES
As the son of an obstetrician and the town coroner, Stephen j Shanabrook spent his childhood working at a chocolate factory and building robots in the basement of his house in rural Ohio. Now living between New York and Moscow after years in The Netherlands, Shanabrook funnels his life’s influences into a unique vision of surreal beauty formed on the threshold of entropy and disaster. His vision comes very close to the edge where one usually turns back. Shanabrook gives a new and often disturbing meaning to substances and forms otherwise associated with comfort, happiness and banality – chocolate, plastic toys and candies.