2020 PICK OF WEEK #22
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This work is by Matthew Wright.
It's a small world...
of chemical agents left in the sky by high-flying aircraft, sprayed for the nefarious purpose of controlling our minds while hiding signs of it in their advertising… after all..
Author – Anonymous online quotation
Media – Gouache on Indian Cotton Rag n
In this age of modern technology, the internet offers the ability to quickly gain information but to deteriorate it as well. The attempt of the work is to juxtapose a sincere script with a ludicrous statement, asking the viewer to consider if the calligrapher/artist is a true believer in the content or just a calligraphy troll.
These works reference Poe’s Law, which is an adage of internet culture that states that “without a clear indicator of the author’s intent, it is impossible to create a parody of extreme views so obviously exaggerated that it cannot be mistaken for a sincere expression of the views being parodied.”
Basically, without a winking smiley, it’s impossible to parody extremism.
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