Human grocery store
“Arrangement in Grey and Red No.1”
Napoleon crossing the Alps
Rose beheading Harvey
Son of Monsanto
St Francis on Ecstacy
Cafe Terrace at night 2018
Human grocery store“Human grocery store”Aerosol on Canvas 92x122cm$15,000.00The title, a reference to the popular 1991 rock song ‘Civil war’ by LA rockers Guns and Roses, was, as the artist confides “a bit rushed, and if I could name it again I’d totally think of something better, but the catalogue is done now so fuck it”. An appropriation of Delacroix’s ‘Liberty Leading the People’. The notable changes being the American flag in the foreground and the US Capitol Building in the background, a nod the to impending civil war on American soil.
Boundless plains“Boundless Plains”Aerosol on Canvas 180x260cm SOLD‘For those who’ve come across the seas, we have boundless plains to share’ is a line from the second verse of the Advance Australia Fair: our national anthem. This seems like a massive contradiction to the policy that states ‘If you arrive here by boat, you will never be resettled in this country’. I am aware that there are dangerous people in this world and it would not be a good idea to just open our borders to everybody. However, palming off genuine asylum seekers to our neighbors - some of the poorest countries in our region of the globe - is an embarrassment to this country and the values it espouses. Our government should either let the refugees in or change the anthem, but either way, they’re the laughing stock of the rest of the world, and so are we for letting them.
“Arrangement in Grey and Red No.1”“Arrangement in Grey and Red No.1”Aerosol on Canvas 84x101cm $14,000.00 In the original painting “Whistler’s Mother” (or to the learn-ed viewer “Arrangement in Grey and Red No.1”) the subject of the painting is the Artist Whistler’s Mother (obviously): Anna McNeill Whistler. Largely regarded as the mother of the American nation, or a female Uncle Sam if you will.The meaning in the adapted version has many layers. Firstly, there is a play on words with ‘Whistlers Mummy’ - hence the corpse. Secondly the inclusion of a framed painting of the Kremlin which is a nod to Russian collusion, and is further symbolised by the colour red in the title of the work. Finally, ‘Grey’: the mortification of mother America:the so called land of the free.
Popcorn“Popcorn”Aerosol on Canvas 83x122cm $15,000.00 Aesthetically speaking, not a lot has changed in the re-working of this classic painting. Staying true to Caravaggio's generous use of the colour black and minimal use of everything else (apparently he was a bit of a tight arse, black being the cheapest pigment of the day).The work depicts the beheading of St. John the Baptist. Images of violence being very popular back in 16th Century Italy: post renaissance, yet pre baroque; most art at the time was commissioned by the church... which explains all the violence, and all of the naked children.The main difference from the original is the addition of Michael Jackson, eating popcorn. This is a modern day memetic reference, used to imply an enthusiastic interest in online conflict.The work comments on our desensitization to violence from online exposure, and the twenty-four-hour news cycle.
Hey Wayne?“Hey Wayne”Aerosol on Canvas 83x122cm$15,000.00“some say a comet will fall from the sky, Followed by meteor showers and tidal wave. Followed by fault lines that cannot sit still. Followed by millions of dumbfounded dip shits” Aenima by Tool.A take on John Constable’s ‘Haywain’: ‘Hey Wayne’ comments on this generation’s inability to hear the calls and see the fire coming, while the environment was polluted as it was stuck in the mud of consumerism.
Mona loser“Mona Loser” Aerosol on Aluminium 21x27.5cm $5000.00 Widely unreported by the fake news media, is the fact that slavery is not an American invention, on the contrary its been going on for a while. Nowhere more so than in renaissance Italy under the rule of the Medici family: where one Lisa Gherardini (the subject of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa) was married to wealthy Florentine Merchant Francesco del Giocondo (a merchant who traded in Slaves). One can safely deduce from this that Lisa herself was probably either passively benefiting from the trafficking of human beings, or just a proper fucking racist. This appropriation of the most appropriated image in history shows the Mona Lisa flipping a white power sign - putting to rest the old adage that everything has been done before.
Napoleon crossing the Alps“Napoleon crossing the Alps”Aerosol on Canvas 110x140cm$18,000.00Having taken power in France on 9 November 1999, Napoleon was determined to return to Italy to reinforce the French troops in the country and retake the territory seized by the Austrians in the preceding years. “In the spring of 2000 I led the Reserve Army across the Alps through the Great St. Bernard Pass. The Austrian forces, under Michael von Melas, were laying siege to Masséna in Genoa and I hoped to gain the element of surprise by taking the trans-Alpine route. By the time my troops arrived, Genoa had fallen; but we pushed ahead, hoping to engage the Austrians before they could regroup.....gosh”.
Rose beheading Harvey“Rose beheading Harvey”Aerosol on Canvas 83x112cm $14,000.00 Signifying the end of an era for male dominance in the western world, the #metoo movement of the early 21st century saw the rise of women everywhere speaking out with impunity of the injustices they’ve faced at the hands of power hungry chauvinists and all round douche bags. The original work by Carravagio depict the beheading of Syrian general Holofernes by Judith, the adaptation depicts the slaying of Harvey Weinstein by Rose Mcgowan, watched on by an eager Salma Hayak, all key figures in the rise of the metoo movement and the downfall of a rapist, pervert and bully that had been abusing his position of power for far too long.
Son of Monsanto“Son of Monsanto”Aerosol on Canvas 84x112cm $14,000.00Fun fact about Monsanto - the biggest competition to Monsanto’s monopoly on genetically modified crops are bees, due to there ability to pollinate crops. The Monsanto chemical Glyphosate is so deadly to everything it touches (except for the GMO crops that it is sprayed on) that when a bee attempts to pollinate a genetically modified Monsanto crop, it is poisoned and it dies. The global bee colony collapse was recognised and has been going on since GM crops were introduced. Beelogics, the largest bee research firm tasked with studying the colony collapse phenomenon, was bought out by Monsanto after naming them as the primary culprit.Also, since Monsanto entry to India in 1998 the price of cotton seeds has increased by 80,000%, resulting in the suicides over over 300,000 farmers.Enjoy the show
St Francis on Ecstacy“St Francis on Ecstacy”Aerosol on Canvas 76.5x76.5cm $13,000.00Painted in the 1470’s by Giovanni Bellini, the original painting ‘St Francis in Ecstasy’ portrays Saint Francis of Assisi. Saint Francis is stepping out of his squalid cave where he lived in poor conditions, and into the glory of nature and sunshine. One can only compare this deeply spiritual state of euphoria into the modern day experience of stepping out of your two-man tent in the wee hours of the morning light at an illegal bush doof, as your eyes roll back into your head and you gurn your jaw on some clean MDMA crystals, hence the title...
Interfector Mundi“Interfector Mundi”Aerosol on Aluminium 55x60cm $8000.00 This work, an appropriation of Da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’, depicts Jesus Christ: strapped with a suicide vest with a wad of cash in one hand and flipping an isis style one god finger in the air salute with the other. “Now, before any religious people get extremely offended, I’m not making fun of Jesus, I’m making fun of a painting of Jesus, a painting that sold for nearly half a billion dollars at auction (if you listen carefully you can hear Jesus shaking his fucking head at that one)” .Interfector Mundi or ‘Destroyer of the world’ refers to extremism: whether it be religious, financial, political etc. Extremism being the enemy of balance and harmony on our finite planet; and in our infinite universe: the root of all evil.
Unreaslistic Ideals“Unreaslistic Ideals”Aerosol on Canvas 80x122cm $15,000.00With this portrait, the commentary of the work is touching on the unrealistic ideals of beauty that the patriarchal society unfairly burdens onto the shoulders of women the world over, the task of conforming to an industry which, by design, succeeds in little more than pitting women against each her in an unwinnable competition, whilst maintaining the status of objectification that that very same construct has wielded as a weapon of oppression since the beginning of civilization. (or is it?)
Cafe Terrace at night 2018“Cafe Terrace at night 2018” Aerosol on Canvas 84x112cm Luke Cornish$14,000.002018An updated rendition of Vincent Van Gogh’s 1888 masterpiece ‘Cafe Terrace at Night’, complete with GIGN (Groupe d’intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale) anti-terror police patrolling the area.
Waterlillies“Waterlillies”Aerosol on Canvas 137x167cm$22,000.00
Mindfulness™“Mindfulness™”Resin and Aerosol400x50cm Edition of 5 $3,000.00
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