CYCLOPS, CARTOONS, AND NECROPHILIA – by Sean Pajot

If Satan, Salvador Dali, and Gary Baseman got together to chew peyote, with schlocky horror movies on repeat, and play cadaver excise for 69 hours straight, the aftermath might look like Eduardo Sarmiento’s new art show, “Burning in His Own Hell.” Populated by cycloptic dogs, devils ejaculating fire, and partially decomposed humans having sex, “Hell” is a cartoonish terrors cape that’s simultaneously scary, funny, and gross. Or the way Sarmiento explains it in his artist statement: :Occasionally, I find myself confused, finding beauty in the obscene and obscenity in the pure.”


Sean Pajot

June 17 – June 23, 2010
Miami New Times