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“Art is man’s creation, yet words and pictures are also the form of his language.” John Barnicoat (Posters - A Concise History)
We live in a world controlled by the media. Public figures manage themselves as brands. They play up to the images and react to the labels imposed upon them by the media.
Posters have always been one of the best ways to explore the status-quot in the political and social arena, even though advertising and propaganda were initially their main function.
We already have subconscious images in our minds of these public figures based on preconceived ideas and perception. In this exhibition the artist, Andy Robertson, has taken the essence of these perceptions and defined his graphic style and the look of each poster. The artist has portrayed recognizable figures in various ways. Some of his posters will provide an obvious angle, others will oppose the commonly held opinion, but most importantly, he is offering the viewer to see with a fresh, open minded perspective, with an added humorous twist.
This in turn, gains us an insight into who we think that we see and what they have come to represent.
Alexandra Ross :: André Clements :: Andrew Robertson :: Angel Haro :: Chris Saunders :: Christo Doherty :: Daniel Hirschmann :: David Hykes :: David Ross :: Diana Hyslop :: Dinkies Sithole :: Dumisane Phakathi :: Fernando Maquieira :: George Mahashe :: Godfried Donkor :: Jessica Hilltout :: Kagiso Pat Mautloa :: Manolo Belzunce :: Michael Smith :: Michael Wille :: Nils Eichberg :: Olivier Schildt :: Pascual Tarazona :: Paul Freinkel :: Robert Machiri :: Rodney Place :: Roger Ballen :: Sally Shorkend :: Sam Nhlengethwa :: Samson Mnisi :: Thokozani Mthiyane :: Vulindlela Philani Elliott Nyoni :: Wilma Cruise ::