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Searching for a humanist aesthetic

Eastwood, Philip (2006) Searching for a humanist aesthetic. In: Eram Gallery, 1-6 March 2007, Catalonia, Spain.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop contribution (Other)
Item Status:Live Archive

Abstract

The work in this solo exhibition consisted of 10 collages varying in scale from 21cm X 21cm to 50cm X 50cm. The work aspires to a visual critique of consumer culture that encourages a consideration of the manipulative effects of sales techniques, whilst also celebrating the richness of mass-produced mainstream print media. It is an intended reflection upon media saturation while also paying homage to a collective sense of nostalgia and social history. The complexity of the relationship between consumption and individuality is highlighted through subliminal signs and messages hidden in the images. The exhibition was accompanied by a lecture by the artist. Elements of this exhibition were subsequently exhibited in Holland and the UK. Catalogue - ISBN 1: 0-9549958-7-2

Additional Information:The work in this solo exhibition consisted of 10 collages varying in scale from 21cm X 21cm to 50cm X 50cm. The work aspires to a visual critique of consumer culture that encourages a consideration of the manipulative effects of sales techniques, whilst also celebrating the richness of mass-produced mainstream print media. It is an intended reflection upon media saturation while also paying homage to a collective sense of nostalgia and social history. The complexity of the relationship between consumption and individuality is highlighted through subliminal signs and messages hidden in the images. The exhibition was accompanied by a lecture by the artist. Elements of this exhibition were subsequently exhibited in Holland and the UK. Catalogue - ISBN 1: 0-9549958-7-2
Keywords:Collage, Consumer culture
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Art & Design
ID Code:1443
Deposited On:09 Nov 2007

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