Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Peekasso is a guerilla image-maker.
His "photography" is pretty much total appropriation and collage, often with some drawing and text thrown in. He loves editorializing and recontextualizing. Sometimes it feels as though he's molesting the images. He tends to squeeze images out as though they were grapefruits, to try to find out what their sugary blood really tastes like.
Which makes for great visuals.
He's part Banksy, part LOLcats, part Legomaniac.
There are definitely no sacred cows in his worldview.
Okay, maybe groundedness is his sacred cow.
Because by deflating vapid cultural icons, a certain sanity returns.
I had to look at every single image in his Photostream.
If you do visit, be sure to look for the "Neo" series of icons, which homogenizes classic cultural memes into icons like one sees on road signs. And in that series paintings are held in no higher esteem than very memorable record album covers.
I should add he's very funny.
In case you haven't guessed that just from the above.