, WeTheUrban

SPOTLIGHT: Artist Adam McEwen

New York-based mega fucking cool artist, Adam McEwen, appropriates vernacular forms, from text messages and obituaries to everyday consumer objects, manipulating familiar items and repurposing them in new, unexpected contexts.

A former obituary writer for the Daily Telegraph, McEwen creates morbidly humorous works that often address the celebrity-driven nature of the media and its broad impact on contemporary culture, as in his series of enlarged, wall-mounted mock-obituaries of living celebrities such as Jeff Koons, Bill Clinton, and Kate Moss. 

As the artist has stated, “I’m interested in that brief second when you aren’t sure whether Bill Clinton is alive or dead. I only need that moment in order to disorient them enough to sneak through to some other part of the brain—to achieve that split second of turning the world upside down.”

http://www.gagosian.com/artists/adam-mcewen

SPOTLIGHT: Artist Adam McEwen

New York-based mega fucking cool artist, Adam McEwen, appropriates vernacular forms, from text messages and obituaries to everyday consumer objects, manipulating familiar items and repurposing them in new, unexpected contexts.

A former obituary writer for the Daily Telegraph, McEwen creates morbidly humorous works that often address the celebrity-driven nature of the media and its broad impact on contemporary culture, as in his series of enlarged, wall-mounted mock-obituaries of living celebrities such as Jeff Koons, Bill Clinton, and Kate Moss. 

As the artist has stated, “I’m interested in that brief second when you aren’t sure whether Bill Clinton is alive or dead. I only need that moment in order to disorient them enough to sneak through to some other part of the brain—to achieve that split second of turning the world upside down.”

http://www.gagosian.com/artists/adam-mcewen

blog comments powered by Disqus
  1. ihateyoualltho reblogged this from sostarving
  2. sostarving reblogged this from radsoul
  3. radsoul reblogged this from sadflowerr
  4. elliiipses reblogged this from sadflowerr
  5. maplesyruptrench reblogged this from and-its-always-been-you
  6. and-its-always-been-you reblogged this from sadflowerr
  7. sadflowerr reblogged this from jsselacey
  8. sinrepentrepeatxx reblogged this from honorrolltooutofcontrol
  9. doesthismeaniminsane reblogged this from naughty-america
  10. serendipitouslover reblogged this from nightvalestationintern
  11. grvla reblogged this from pastured
  12. kvktzv reblogged this from naughty-america
  13. flleurdemiel reblogged this from waitingfortheyellowbird
  14. bellybuttonz reblogged this from sharpedlamb
  15. pvrple-glitter reblogged this from buttharrybutt
  16. maaarkle reblogged this from honorrolltooutofcontrol
  17. honorrolltooutofcontrol reblogged this from naughty-america
  18. high-fashion-high-iq reblogged this from sharpedlamb
  19. forestbattles reblogged this from naughty-america
  20. zooey-disneychanel reblogged this from vhs-or-beta
  21. eizzur reblogged this from naughty-america
  22. naughty-america reblogged this from vhs-or-beta
  23. vhs-or-beta reblogged this from soggyeyes
  24. ovarydoses reblogged this from sharpedlamb
  25. lovesexanddrugs reblogged this from what3ver-nevermind
  26. soggyeyes reblogged this from torched-a-saab
  27. wanderers-wonder reblogged this from sharpedlamb
  28. what3ver-nevermind reblogged this from torched-a-saab
  29. torched-a-saab reblogged this from stevebuttscemi and added:
    This is like a Bret Easton Ellis novel in Nokia form
  30. sirqaisbenosama reblogged this from sharpedlamb
  31. fathergoose reblogged this from sharpedlamb
  32. pzyriot reblogged this from sharpedlamb