Banks Violette - Contemporary Artists

Hate Them

Hate Them The Saatchi Gallery
 

Banks Violette

Hate Them

2004
polystyrene, polyurethane, tinted epoxy, wood, steel, drum stands and hardware

152.5 x 366 x 244 cm

Banks Violette’s Hate Them replicates a nightmarish teenage psyche. His minimalist suggestion of a rock band hovers above a sound stage with barbaric awe. Bank’s gnarlish fang-like forms encapsulate a testosterone-fuelled aggression with an iconic and primal flair. Drawing correlations between subculture and theatre, Violette addresses Black Metal as a performative act without clear limitation: a unique spectacle where artistic meaning is often literalised into real belief. Fuelled by its associations with violence, satanism, racism, and nationalism, Violette uses the Goth genre as both symptom and cause of individual immorality and social breakdown.
 
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