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[*] Post 331941 posted on 21-4-2008 at 10:42 Reply With Quote
Gum Blondes

A rather talented man... and good at ranting as well!


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"Today’s omnipresent media unapologetically emphasizes style over substance. Youth, fortune, fame and excess come before wisdom, integrity, talent, and the truth. The media depicts the celebrities of today as modern day gods and goddesses to be worshipped and emulated.

As an artist, I feel a need to honour these lip-synching, boob-enhancing idols in an appropriate manner. The qualities of chewing gum make it a fitting material to use – sticky, sweet, consumed by kids, cheap, readily available, artificial, over-packaged, gimmicky, salivated over, chewed up and spit out. Essentially, gum is produced to be thrown away. In my Gum Blondes series, the message is the medium. My portraits put the focus on the artificiality, plasticity and disposability of both the medium and the subject."
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[*] Post 331950 posted on 21-4-2008 at 11:07 Reply With Quote

They are really good pictures, I totally agree with his idea of " disposable media and product", A well thought out approach to his art.
Although I wouldn't consider buying one let alone touch it lol.
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[*] Post 331957 posted on 21-4-2008 at 11:17 Reply With Quote

I like the sweeties smokin:

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