Simon Pericich, ‘!!!ALLTOGETHER NOW!!!’, 2017, local garbage and shopping bags inflated via portable fans, dimensions variable. Image courtesy of MARS Gallery.
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The work is transitorily grand and expansive, billowing ominously. On closer inspection the huge clouds humorously reveal they are made from inexpensive and empty rubbish bags, a pithy irreverence regarding the festive madness of commercial Art Fairs and contemporary Art.
Simon Pericich's practice explores dystopic visions of the future, apocalyptic ideas and what he has described as the "hilariously doomed nature of humanity".
As a multi-disciplinary, multi-media artist Pericich's practice traverses large-scale installation, video and image to present his nihilistic dystopia's. His hysterical, dark brand of makeshift art production is concerned with the terrify8ing awareness that humanity, its current state and narcissistic actions are, in essence, irrationally selfish and detrimental. His work has a postmodern voodoo cargo cult sensibility, which presents the indication of a future that seems out of the control of its population.