Anything that is notably in vogue will have its reign and then will gradually dissipate from the public eye, only to revisit decades later in a new, often more exciting way. Artist Michael Mew embraces this process of recycling and has used it in his work. He pilfers from the avant-garde of the past and recasts the remnants, giving them a whole new role to play.
“I use images as visual embodiments of cultural clichés in combinations or odd juxtapositions, with the ambition of reinventing a setting and setting up an invention.”
A celebration of vintage pop culture graphics and iconography, Mew’s mixed-media aesthetic recomposes relics of the past into a more contemporary arrangement. Aged ephemera, old comic ...