Artist's Hand-Painted Animal Skeletons Explore the Perils of Consumer Culture

Blending themes of consumerism culture, artist Gurt Swanenberg, obsessively hand-paints the skeletons and skulls of animals with major brands' logos. His work depicts a modern version of the classic theme of the seven deadly sins and challenges viewers to reflect upon the certainties and stereotypes of the exploitative nature of gluttonous capitalism. "I like the juxtaposition of skull and logos from consumer goods." Swanenberg explains, "This is an unusual way to use skulls in artwork, but reflects the death of our independent society when we’re buried in mass consumerism."

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via [Lustik]