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Dov Talpaz, “The populist and a big sculpture” (2017), mixed media on paper, 5.25 x 8.25 inches

It is ironic that on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the populist signed an executive order to deny entry for refugees from seven Islamic countries. He makes patriotic speeches just like another did in 1930s, to workers and farmers and war veterans who suffer from the economic depression of the time. He also uses religion as a way to find a common enemy from within the people. Where is his humanity?

When he speaks he repeats the same statement over and over again because he understands that the one thing our brains can’t seem to resist is repetition. Repetition penetrates, and after a while it begins to sound like some sort of real reasoning, but it is not…

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Dov Talpaz

Brooklyn-based artist Dov Talpaz was born in Bryan, Texas, and grew up in Israel and the U.S. Talpaz's paintings and drawings reveal his deep fascination with stories and the lives reflected in them. Recent solo exhibitions include Breathing,...