Aaron Young

Focus On The Four Dots In The Middle Of The Painting For Thirty Seconds, Close Your Eyes And Tilt Your Head Back (Frantic Fruit)

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Focus On The Four Dots In The Middle Of The Painting For Thirty Seconds, Close Your Eyes And Tilt Your Head Back (Frantic Fruit)
Aaron Young
Focus On The Four Dots In The Middle Of The Painting For Thirty Seconds, Close Your Eyes And Tilt Your Head Back (Frantic Fruit)
2007
Silkscreen on canvas
147.3 cm diameter
Young’s FOCUS ON THE FOUR DOTS FOR 30 SECONDS, CLOSE YOUR EYES, THEN TILT YOUR HEAD BACK (Frantic Fruit), is an abstracted silk-screen print. Drawing from the graphic language of pop and advertising, as well as the cultural value of the print as art object, Young uses the power of this media to disseminate subliminal messages. The image itself is a pleasing composition – reminiscent of both Warhol’s Rorschach paintings and primitive art – however, if the instructions in the title are followed, a portrait will appear of Jesus, Che Guevara, or Charles Manson depending on the viewer’s perception. The titles of the prints from this series are taken from bubble gum flavours, lacing the high of instant gratification with problematics of religious or political ideologies.

     
 


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