The only thing worse than being blind is having sight, but no vision
-- Helen Keller --
Consumerism successfully keeps the general population distracted from what could seem to be a very depressing reality at times, keeping them in a cyclical existence of desiring and consuming manufactured products, to keep the economy alive. Today, consumerism has successfully created an ever increasing canyon between the rich and poor sectors of society, and perpetually decreasing planetary health.
The paintings in this series explore different elements of how the system of Consumerism works, and some of its effects on our world. Parallels are drawn with the Baroque period in art history, which shares some of the drama, extravagance and darkness of today’s society.
The Rancid Feast
Ignorance Is Bliss
Loss Of Innocence
Miracle Bean Dream
Cash It All In Piggy
8000 Kisses To The Heart
Stuffing Our Faces To Death: My Son , My Daughter, My Mother and Father
In 2011, I was invited to exhibit at “Le 4eme”, a loft exhibition space at the heart of the Old Port of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.