Sneak Peak,2003
Pen and ink and Zippatone
15 x 18 inches
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New York-based artist Scott Teplin taps into the best of adolescent drawing inspirations: Mad Magazine,Zap comix, Dr. Seuss, Hellraiser movies. His ink drawings of disembodied mouths are an amalgam of twisted teen visions conjured up while playing alone behind closed doors. Derived from keen observation and drawn with clinical precision, Teplin’s stubbled mouths ooze spit with abandon as thick hairs sprout up through decayed teeth and long tubes disappear behind misshapen tongues.With each beautifully rendered dribble and drool, Teplin celebrates anew the adolescent rush of grossing out friends with a targeted sleight-of-hand.

Scott Teplin
Born 1972 Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Lives in Brooklyn , New York.
Teplin's recent solo exhibitions include One Story at Adam Baumgold Gallery in New York (2004), Moron at Jessica Murray Projects in Brooklyn, New York (2003), and Lubricious at DiverseWorks in Houston (2003). Selected group exhibitions include Erotic Drawings at Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut ( 2005); 25th Selections Anniversary at The Drawing Center in New York (2002); Miami International Art Fair in Miami (2001); Books by Artists at Nicole Klagsbrun in New York (2001); and Greater New York at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City, New York (2000).

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