Greetings from Guantanamo Bay by Perishable Rush

Parishable Rush, at GO Gallery

Parishable Rush, souvenirs from hell, 50×70 cm.

Screenprint  “Souvenirs from Hell” , 50×70 cm. edition 40, € 75 order: email office@gogallery.nl (contact)

Perishable Rush For me this name represents the current zeitgeist. The focus in society is on speed. We have to get rich and famous quickly and live up to the idealistic images imposed on us. We are hounded and driven to purchase things quickly otherwise we are too late. To be successful quickly otherwise we are a failure. To make a profit quickly otherwise we are not doing well. Making a fast buck and greed reign. Brands impose unrealistic dream worlds on us which we all have to live up to. Ideals of beauty are imposed on us. The media wants to make us believe that their vision of reality is the only correct one. Independence and a critical eye are often a long way off. Countries want to make us believe that they represent the conscience of the world, whereas they are the ones who created the monster that is Guantanamo Bay. The banks and the financial sector have pushed us to the edge of the abyss with their greed. Cash rules everything around me. I have to respond to these illusions and events. I do that in the way that suits me best, through pictures. By expanding these visions and placing them next to each other it becomes clear how unreal, how absurd and how pointless they actually are. By placing these images next to contrasting ones a contrast and a duality is formed in my pictures. I deliberately look for this contrast and duality. In my collages I make use of imagery from comics, photography, iconography, adverts and slogans. I re-arrange and edit these existing images to form new images and new meanings which represent my vision of reality. I sample and recreate existing images in order to create new ones. Recognisable and idiosyncratic. [nggallery id=88]