(Image 1 & 3 and the video)
Raymond Pettibon, who is influential works have attracted a wide range of American portraits drawn from various sources such as literature, art history, philosophy, religion, politics, sports, and alternative youth culture. His work fuses images and text together, blending the visual rhetoric of pop culture and business culture, as well as the language of mass media and William Blake, Marcel Proust, John Ruskin, and Walt Whitman. Through the exploration of the visual and critical potential of painting, Pettibon’s practice has returned to the tradition of satire and social criticism in the works of artists and cartoonists of the 18th and 19th centuries (such as William Hogarth, Gustave Doré, and Honoré Daumier). Strengthen the essence of media in contemporary art and culture today.
If there is no painting by the painter, it is impossible to lose what was painted. Perhaps one can notice that the viewer transcends the fifth sense to feel the painting. In the contemporary era, whose identity is completely tortured by the cold, the cold has changed everything that comes into contact with it. Looking for freshness from it, we discovered the near future or past that we forgot.
Image 1: Raymond Pettibon; No Title (A recreation of..), 2003 ; Ink on paper ; 26 x 40 inches 66 x 101.6 cm; Signed and dated verso PETRA4624 Raymond