This piece is the largest of a series that is a nod to the work of Alphonse Mucha. I’ve always loved and appreciated Mucha’s use of color and composition. His frequent use of peaches, browns, olive greens, and soft pastels juxtaposed with dark earthy tones really speak to my heart. Upon researching Mucha, I learned that so many of his famous masterpieces were actually just advertisements for the times. It seems insane to me that these beautiful pieces of art that we love so dearly were simply ads for cigarette papers or absinthe. Even the masters had to humble themselves to make a living. With the series I wanted to illuminate ridiculous advertisements and the exploitation of the artist to sell products. The titles and stories behind each piece are based off of the targetted ads I see in my own social media. Differing from Mucha’s ads for various vices, like alcohol or cigarettes, the ads I see are about wellness, beauty, and the bastardized version of these things: unnecessary pseudo-health products and the villainization of natural aging. The actual art bears no resemblance to any of the products advertised, which is to further demonstrate the exploitation of art for commercialism. “So Tyte” Has your booty gotten saggy over the years because you’re getting older and that’s a very normal thing because gravity is affecting you because you live on Earth? Well stop that nonsense and SLAP THAT ASS by using So Tyte Booty Cream! After 6-15 short months of using our product, you will begin to notice a slightly firmer booty. Your friends, partner, coworkers, and unwelcome strangers will be knocking on your door to Slap .That .Tyte .Ass. So Tyte Booty Cream: because your booty shouldn’t be down there.
July 7, 2022
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