“I Have Long Known That The Big Fish Eat The Small” #augmentedreality using @eyejackapp
“I Have Long Known That The Big Fish Eat The Small” - paste up and #augmentedreality. #augmentedrealityart using @eyejackapp
“Laugh at the naked emperor” Latest episode of The Good Art Podcast with @freyjadean. Link in Bio. Subscribe to us on Soundcloud.
The Abolition of Man (green Chiron) What is this Witchery? #augmentedreality @eyejackapp
Abolition of Man (Green Chiron) Augmented reality paste up. @eyejackapp #augmentedreality #eyejack
New Good Art Podcast up. With @ericwong0713, HK based collector of North Korean propaganda posters and contemporary Tokyo art. https://m.soundcloud.com/goodartpodcast/010-eric-wong Thanks Eric 🙏
If it cant be used for evil, it’s not a super power
“Oh Bondage”+“Up Yours!” 56x76cm diptych, collage on paper. 2015
I sold the gallery to focus on my own art & work exclusively with a smaller group of artists. This is my first collection since then. It has sold. Defuck? Thank you to everyone. New project announced soon Short Insta Edit of essay ⬇️ ... I moved to France for love and as the story goes, was miserable. My solitude was spent reading amongst the sculptures of the museum. I was drawn to The Fallen Caryatid by Rodin. A caryatid is a statue of maiden, carved into a pillar. Rows of them supported the roofs of ancient temples. Rodin’s genius was to see the caryatid as more than a pillar. He saw a young girl doomed to an atlantean fate. Rodin was so connected to his art that he was unable to see a caryatid, or possibly any sculpture for that matter, without also feeling it’s pain. Rodin’s caryatid struggles to her knees under the weight of civilisation, history, philosophy, culture and art. At the time, it seemed to me that this was ‘perfect art’. For the ancients, the caryatid was a symbol of hellenistic strength, she bore proudly the weight of civilisation. Rodin later humanised her as art. And us? As citizens of information age, what burden can we add to her? In ‘the current year’, we have become addicted to validation on social media. Along with the busy exchange of selfies, memes, causes and the occasional celebrity death, oppression become a valued commodity. Requiring neither hard work or investment, oppression is an easy way to generate content. In the months working on these studies, my feed seemed flooded with posts revelling in their inadequacies. E-begging for validation. It seemed to me that hardship is no longer something to overcome; it has become content. While The Fallen Caryatid once shouldered her load in silence. It’s possible that the new ‘social caryatid’ is desperate to broadcast every minor hardship in exchange for social currency. Maybe this is the caryatids new burden. To no longer endure her load in dignity, to instead compete with others for the heaviest stone. It’s by no means a well developed thesis. However, I think it has potential and is worth considering as you browse this collection. I hope you enjoy it.
“In “the current year” rather than shouldering her load in silence, she now broadcasts every minor hardship in exchange for social currency. This is the caryatids new burden. To no longer endure her load in dignity, to instead compete with others for the heaviest stone.” - From the catalogue’s essay.