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
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
rush of grossing out friends with a targeted sleight-of-hand.
Born 1972 Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Lives
in Brooklyn , New York.
Teplin's recent solo exhibitions include One
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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