The lives we live are marketed packaged and sold to us like a commodity. Forcing us to consume and interact with one another on a superficial level. Empty products and empty relationships leave us searching for a deeper meaning to our lives. Are we what we eat? Are we what we buy? Are we what we own? Are we that status update? International street artist DENIAL explores these questions with a collection of visual subversions for Accoutrements, his first exhibition in Austin at Spratx Gallery March 12th.
ACCOUTREMENTS exhibition examines the consumerist culture that is so prevalent in society today. By applying a mechanized process to the production of the works and utilizing the very marketing and imagery intended to sell us products, DENIAL intends to explore the ideas of mass production, globalization, corporate greed, social justice and sustainability. To what end will the machine grind?
The exhibition features a broad collection of works made in a variety of mediums. From 3-D laser cut assemblages to original limited edition screen prints and wood panel aerosol paintings, DENIAL takes his signature street style and boils it down into ironically consumable artworks that are as visually stunning as they are thought-provoking.