The Reign of the Rear-garde (2013)

This body of work examined the current blurred relationship between kitsch (low-art) and fine art (high-art). The following factors were considered: the rise and decline of the avant-garde, kitsch as an influence and/or subject in art, class-imitation, the embrace of populism and its commodification by postmodern artists. These factors have merged the fields of kitsch and fine art to a point where one struggles to differentiate between them.

The shifting relationships between kitsch and taste are highly subjective, and often inconclusive. I have thus commented on their dialogues by using techniques, characteristics and mediums common to both high and low art. Ultimately, the viewer completes the work by deciding for themselves whether it is high or low art, or whether the concept of kitsch has in-fact become irrelevant.

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