‘Off’ by David Michael Wright
Artist: David Michael Wright
Medium: Acrylic and pencil on Bristol board
Dimensions: 16″ x 16″
Framing: Unframed – Matted with white mountboard (20.75″ x 20.75″)
Year of Creation: 2022
About the Artwork:
Liquid crystal lights, delights, flickering displays of mesmeric pixels, dancing, romancing, entrancing the eyes. Behind them The Operator lies, orchestrating its visions, the visual, visualise – visual lies. Staring with a face mask of death back into your eyes from within the narcotic thought transplant machine – a creator of illusions, delusions, mental intrusions…
‘We interrupt this program to bring you a shocking news flash!’
…stealing your attention, your time, sucking your life force dry, usurping your imagination, instigating angst, dissatisfaction, complexity, information overload, dictating the very parameters of your happiness and prescribing your dreams, augmenting your desires, capitalising on your fears whilst exploiting your tears, hopes…
‘Find out more after the break!’
…setting out the boundaries of your ideals and ideas, limiting the limitless, gorging on emotion, devotion – feels before reals, drip fed dopamine hits – an audiovisual blitz, sensations, controversy, manufacturing overton windows complete with cancel culture vultures, ‘freedom of snitch’, information control to suck out your soul, malnutritioned minds entrapped in endless saccharine loops of eternal dissatisfaction, losing their years in mist shrouded mazes of televisual confusion – the creation of a whole civilisation of battery fed electro-lobotomised LCD addicts, pappy and devitalised, demoralised, hypnotised, entranced – aimless wanderers of life parched deserts ever sighting paradisiacal mirages in tumbleweed and silicon dust, lost to a blue light purgatory, on and on and on to oblivion… and all – from Within the Static.
About the Artist:
Born in ‘The Grim up North’ South Yorkshire, England, David Michael Wright has been Drawing, Painting, Sculpting and generally creating crazy things with whatever he can get his hands on since pre-school. Inspired by a desire to inspire others to follow their imaginations, and use creativity to free, heal, explore and discover themselves, his artwork is a deeply personal and ‘alchemical’ way for him to escape and play – to express his own dark imagination and vision, and realise and release in creative form some of the things he often finds difficult to articulate.