Wednesday, 22 September 2010

New Work! Paintings about current affairs...

Big thank you to everyone who made it down to the Rich Mix for my show tonight, it went really well and was great to see so many friendly faces.
For those who couldn't make it, here are the two new pieces that I exhibited alongside a short explanation about each...

"Mr Tory and Cleggy bear get lost"

This painting is a parody of David Cameron as Mr Bean. Mr Bean's only friend is his teddy bear. Teddy bear doesn't actually do anything, but Mr Bean finds it comforting to confide in him and he takes him everywhere he goes. I have replaced the teddy bear's face with Nick Clegg's.

The title of this piece can be read as "Mr Tory and Cleggy bear get lost" or "Mr Tory and Cleggy bear - Get lost". It's up to you.

"How long will it take?"

In Western civilisation, there are very few people who still hunt for their meals as food has become so cheap and accessible. It used to only be the very richest people who went through life not having to make a single meal for themselves, however nowadays it is mainly the low-income families who buy so many of their meals ready-made from supermarkets or fast food restaurants.

Apart from the convenience of being ready in just a few minutes, this food tends to be high in fat and low in quality which makes them much cheaper to buy than fresh raw ingredients.
If this low quality food continues to get cheaper, then I wonder how long it will take for this trend to take over third world countries, where they may have less food but at least what they do eat is all real and fresh.

Will it get to a point where there is so much cheap food being made and going to waste that even the animals won't have the need to hunt anymore? How long will it take for convenience to take over instinct?

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