Friday, May 2, 2014

You Still Have Time To Catch DESIRE OBTAIN CHERISH at Unix Gallery - Hurry!

One of my favorite artists upon first viewing in Art Basel Miami a few years back, LA based Jonathan Paul (aka Desire Obtain Cherish) has a brilliant show running at Unix Gallery until May 6, 2014, not to miss.

His work is is that of a critic and endorser of the the things we desire most.   Vibrant, colorful and sleekly produced art satirizes contemporary consumerism using its own visual language and almost makes a pun at the things popular culture feels they cannot live without.  Whether its designer labels, prescription drugs or unhealthy food the artist mocks them by creating detailed and beautifully crafted objects with a subversive edge. 

DOC’s new exhibition ‘"We Are Known By The Company We Keep" is dedicated to a subsection of today’s consumer culture: the art world, its critics, historians, gallerists, and collectors. A fine art graduate from the esteemed Parson’s School of Design, he enjoys his rebel status while maintaining a high profile within the art scene. In a typically self deprecating manner he said “I’m not a painter, sculptor, printmaker or craftsman, and I often refer to myself as a con artist.”
From the gallery press: the esteemed New Yorker art critic Benjamin Genocchio characterized DOC’s work as “not malicious, even if his works cut to the bone. He is more like our social conscience, delivering up uncomfortable and unpleasant truths wrapped in the most beautiful and seductive of packages.”
His work has been decking the halls of venues, hotels and private collections in Miami, LA and world wide.  Learn more about Desire Obtain Cherish here: