Johannes Wohnseifer - Contemporary Artists

Braun Sugar

Braun Sugar The Saatchi Gallery
 

Johannes Wohnseifer

Braun Sugar

2004
Acrylic on stainless steel

140 x 100cm

Johannes Wohnseifer appropriates ready made cultural signifiers and reassembles them as invented logos. Both comically absurd and ideologically threatening, his paintings on aluminium infuse the frivolity of advertising with an underlying propaganda, subversive messages repackaged as high art design. Braun Sugar is a painting made specifically for a London audience: a witty merger of The Rolling Stones typeface with brand name German electric appliances infers an uncomfortable politic. Entrenched in the jargon of Pop, this painting makes a sly reference to a work by Richard Hamilton.
 
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