Waking UP and realising I'm Part of the System borrows a centrifugal figure from Kasimir Malevich's The Knife Grinder (1912) developing him into a figure trapped in a maelstrom of cogs and piping. The painting works on two levels-firstly as a comment to the individuals positioning in 21st Contemporary society where it can be interpreted that our individual traits are being subsumed by the system-ie globalisation, consumerism and expression via the brands we associate ourselves with. Secondly the work is an outlet for my own personal frustrations at being artistically constrained by the financial necessity of working in service industry.
March 5, 2011
October 8, 2011
collectible, colour, contemporary, geometric, industrial, machine, people, political, social