We were blown away when first viewing Will Cole’s comic appropriation series a few weeks ago – here were brilliant pieces of art that lampooned the state of the art world with a sense of wit and intelligence that would make Quentin Crisp envious. Punk as fuck, they do not give answers, instead they attack – with a wink and a smile – portraying many of the hard truths of the modern art world. A world sadly not unlike every other, were in this day and age money and power are king.
Coles’ latest incarnation of the series features nude figures fucking, sucking and undressing whilst stating phrases such as “The gallery that can create an artist can also destroy that artist.” With earlier works in the series featuring scenes of war and soldiers – often with Will shown taking violent revenge against his art world enemies. Taken as a whole the series is a perfect mix of sex, death, politics and comedy. Images akin to political action posters – ready made and meant for dissemination, to act as a message and call to arms.
(Picture below of Will Coles – gun ready for those art world enemies!)
Well, we decided it would be a good idea to learn more about the series, so we asked him politely to explain the what, why and how.
Read Will’s thoughts on the series below…