Brand New World

Julian Simon Fine Art, London, 07/2011

‘a brand new world for a third world artist’

Monica Schifano

Drawing inspiration from the political, religious and popular, Pedraza uses famous faces and commonplaces to question what constitutes a modern icon. With their flat surfaces and striking block colours, the paintings recall consumerist billboards, whilst the accompanying titles lend some irony to the otherwise deeply symbolic subject matter.