Featured Artist – Dustin Massey

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Featured Artist

Dustin Massey – Powdersville, SC
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We receive visual information in our society through constantly changing images. The world is saturated with information that is unedited, torrential, pixelated, flickering, backlit, and instantaneous. Through paint I construct a world that exists somewhere between the physical and the digital and is an exaggerated reflection of our current cultural environment. In doing so I can process and understand the cultural implications this has had, or will have, on our society. I present a reconstructed world to the viewer in a way that is variously beautiful, playful, and erotic. However, it is also a world that is weird, grotesque, confusing and ambiguous. I do this to entice the viewer’s imagination and then have them examine the paintings with a critical eye. I provoke the viewer to contemplate where they fit in and consider their part in shaping this new world.

Title I Know What I Have Given You...I Don’t Know What You Have Received Medium Mixed Media on Canvas Size 30”x40”

Title Shallow Medium Mixed Media on canvas Size 30”x40”

Title There Will Be Blood Medium Mixed Media on canvas Size 30”x24”

Title The Red Hats are Coming Medium Mixed Media on Canvas Size 24”x30”

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