Monday, April 21, 2014

Perishable Rush Too Late Prints

Perishable Rush is a Dutch artist that has an interesting view on things. This print is titled Too Late and comes in 3 colorways.

About the print
Too Late

For this print he made three different versions; a one layer a two layer and a three layer version.

The one layer version is printed in dark gold ink. The two layer version is printed in dark gold on a golden ink handpainted background. And the three layer version is printed in dark gold on a golden and white ink handpainted background. The prints are treated after being printed creating a kind of whiped out effect making every print unique.

three different versions; one, two and three layer versions printed on Hahnemuhle 300 gr paper with hand painted details

signed and embossed  size 70 x 100 cm / 27,6 x 39,4 in

Buy them HERE

About Perishable Rush

For me this name represents the current zeitgeist. The focus in society is on speed. We have to get rich and famous quickly and live up to the idealistic images imposed on us. We are hounded and driven to purchase things quickly otherwise we are too late. To be successful quickly otherwise we are a failure. To make a profit quickly otherwise we are not doing well. Making a fast buck and greed reign.

Brands impose unrealistic dream worlds on us which we all have to live up to. Ideals of beauty are imposed on us. The media wants to make us believe that their vision of reality is the only correct one. Independence and a critical eye are often a long way off. Countries want to make us believe that they represent the conscience of the world, whereas they are the ones who created the monster that is Guantanamo Bay. The banks and the financial sector have pushed us to the edge of the abyss with their greed. Cash rules everything around me.

I have to respond to these illusions and events. I do that in the way that suits me best, through pictures. By expanding these visions and placing them next to each other it becomes clear how unreal, how absurd and how pointless they actually are. By placing these images next to contrasting ones a contrast and a duality is formed in my pictures. I deliberately look for this contrast and duality.

In my collages I make use of imagery from comics, photography, iconography, adverts and slogans. I re-arrange and edit these existing images to form new images and new meanings which represent my vision of reality. I sample and recreate existing images in order to create new ones. Recognizable and idiosyncratic.

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