Carlson Hatton Lives and works in Los Angeles and received a BFA from the Cooper Union in NYC. He moved to the Netherlands for a post graduate program in Amsterdam at de'Ateliers and later continued...
One work consisting of 4 tiled sheets of 44" x 30" paper.
I borrowed the tittle from Stuart Ewen's Seminal book on advertisings roots in a newly industrialized America, "Captains of Consciousness".
Like many of my works I'm utilizing the language and iconography common to religious recruitment pamphlets and am combining it with iconography more commonly associated with free love (and your mind) psych-pop, so-Cal car culture.
The seductiveness of advertising, the weight of history, the sadness of our social hierarchical structures become absurd psychedelic groupings of re-contextualized form.
March 11, 2012
figurative, pop, psychedelic, urban, works on paper, Op-Art