The Consequences of Conspicuous Consumption
The Consequences of Conspicuous Consumption. Oil on Canvaas in wooden box frame. 73" x 49" x 1.5". 2015.
Unique. Unrivalled. Unique. Dowdeswell's latest Vortescape is an epic analysis of modern life and the current political, social and cultural climate. It is a tale of Big Brother, neon lights, fast cars, fast trains, espionage, murder, deception, Christ on the Cross, ISIS, Jihadi John, shadows in the underpass, commuters and staring out the window. Additonally it reinvents images from Goya, Escher, Wadsworth and Duchamp giving work from the canon of art history renewed voice for the 21st Century while also raising questions about how technological advances have impacted on traditional oil painting.