Is this utopia? A fantasy? Or reality? “It’s a different Paradise,” says this piece of custom art by Mr. Nice. On 33” x 49” wooden canvas. Acrylic paint, spray paint, chalk, sprinkles, mixed media finished in resin. Mocked up in a black floating frame.
What Dreams May Lie
The world we are living in is unreal. What has been happening is like some kind of incomprehensible dream. And not necessarily a good one.
Freud once said beautifully that a dream come true is a nightmare. Is that the kind of dream we're in? Art interrogates reality and thus questions our assumptions, our aspirations, what we think of as ideal, what we dream of and wish for. Because what some call paradise may be entirely different for others.
This piece of custom art by Mr. Nice shows us a vision that’s simultaneously bright and bleak. A landscape of neon flora and fauna with an unrelenting urban sprawl, juxtaposed with our sentiments, beliefs and convictions. It is a testament to our ideals and our surroundings, the stark reality before us and how it is quite surreal. Where are we? Where are we headed?
Art asks questions without necessarily answering them (that's up to us). And sometimes they are hard questions.
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