Street Art painting
35 x 45.6 in / 89 x 116 cm
Enamel, Spray Paint, Oil Pastel and Acrylic
This colorful painting is stretched, wired and ready to hang. The sides of this mixed-media artwork are painted, and it does not require framing.
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App Ocalypse: Hidden Perspectives
Sorry, Andy: The Can’s Gone Bad! Regards, Tomorrow's Society
Within the seemingly minimalist 'App Ocalypse' by Diego Tirigall, our attention is humorously drawn to a cheeky homage to Andy 'soup-can' Warhol. Warhol built his career satirizing consumer society and here, Tirigall, somewhat like an artistically encoded Russian Doll, gives a nod to Warhol to do the same. Only, he's taken the joke a step further, canning the digital life instead, and guess what? It appears the darn can has rusted from within.
It looks as though the overload of data has caused a decay within the 'can', much like air sneaking into an old soup tin, oxidizing it, and brewing up a toxic case of botulism. An unsettling yet apt metaphor for our inflated digital lives, wouldn't you say?"
Digital Life, Meet Death
The core of this piece is a skull peering out from the debris of our digital indulgence. You see, we spend our lives in front of screens immersing ourselves in a world of internet, grasping at the illusion of immortality. Yet this in-your-face cranium's here to remind us that although our selfies may get 10,000 likes, we are all creeping inevitably towards mortality, yikes!
Then, there’s this 'New Clear Era' pun. 'Nuclear' makes us picture mushroom clouds vaporizing cities, while 'New Clear Era' paint a blissful image of unified growth and enlightenment. The twisted wordplay is as wobbly as a Silicon Valley startup's business plan - do we laugh, cry or pray for salvation?
Painful Laughs and Coded Whispers
Just take a look at those weird doodles of misery wafting from the disaster site. Our first instinct might be to laugh – something about 'pain flames' just seem funny, right? Yet, this humor carries with it a sharp sting, as the flames reflect the existential angst birthed in our digital dystopia.
Words like 'loot box' and 'Future, Soup' jump off the canvas, daring us to crack Tirigall's cryptic humor, a humor so schizophrenic it's like I'm talking about myself in the third person.
Glitch in the Matrix
'App Ocalypse' is a deep probe into the hollowness of modern cyber culture. With a constant struggle for likes, shares and retweets, we’re merely dancing monkeys in the grand circus of algorithms. Packaged in the veneer of dark humor, pop culture references and a dash of mysterious charm, Tirigall’s digi-critique is a stark reminder of the strangely binary world we inhabit.
In a nutshell, buckle up folks! 'App Ocalypse' is more than just a painting - it's a mirror reflecting a distorted, almost monstrous version of ourselves half-eaten by our digital obsessions. Who on earth would have imagined that the glare of the digital monster we've created could reflect such an unsettling self-portrait?
You Love It or Hate It
It’s quite amusing to see every guest who comes to the house stop in front of the painting for a while, trying to decipher what’s happening before their eyes. Haha, Diego’s raw technique is something that forces you to either love or hate his work, and I absolutely love that. Tirigall is not for people who are comfortable in the gray!
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