TANJA VAN DEER sees life as a deep-fried surrealist dream wrapped in bacon. Tanja finds it uncomfortable referring to herself in the third person but will suspend her discomfort for the sake of this bio. Her work is a playground for the verbal, the visual and the visceral. Thought provoking and provocative, she likes to conjure the unusual from the mundane. She lets her imagination run on a long-leash and can often be found making art out of food scraps, decapitated troll dolls and other such oddities.