May 9, 2014

Fine Art Friday: David Molesky - "Riot Paintings" Series

Maybe it's because I listen to so much Dead Prez and Pharoahe Monch, but after seeing the latest series of paintings from the "Calm and Unrest" body of work from NYC artist David Molesky, I felt the urge to share in the destruction. Though I am not fond of his other works, the riot paintings hint at something powerful and show people at wits end, taking matters into their own hands with protestors tossing molotov cocktails at unseen targets and running within the chaos. Sadly, with constant uprisings around the world, these images could be inspired from anywhere on the globe, but something about the universal "We're not gonna take it" attitude speaks to this generation and our frustrations.


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