Caleb Brown (b.1981, USA) - Shark Drop. Oil on Canvas (2009-2010)
New York based artist Caleb Brown was born in Washington State where he was raised and started drawing and painting at a very young age. His paintings are cultural allegories that aim to reflect his view of the modern world. He combines themes and elements of contemporary life (such as media culture, genetic engineering, globalization, etc.) and expands into completely ridiculous scenes that depict a fictitious near-future or alternate reality. Brown’s hope is that by employing this editorial and often satirical method of expression, rather than using a more journalistic approach, he might communicate his observations and feelings about our modern existence more aptly than by painting actual images of contemporary life. Great thanks to the artist for sending this over.
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