JULIUS GRANSTRÖM

Artist Statement

I want to create new art movement, new aesthetic. Free art from compromise, conservatism, mediocrity, bourgeois, torpor and modesty.

Make art hedonistic, vulgar, aesthetic, erotic, exotic and modern.

Liberal, libertalist, enlightened, anarchist, blasphemous, symbolistic and ritualist. Pop aesthetic. Make art ritual, "religion" and brand, fashion.

My inspiration are Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Nobuyoshi Araki, Helmut Newton, Paul Gauguin, Francisco de Goya, Leonardo da Vinci, Marcel Duchamp and Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres.

Religions, nude women, old symbolism, archetypes, subconscious, fetishism and modern aesthetic both commercial fashion, luxury and rap and tumblr aesthetic, dreams and porn.

Make more or less visible and hidden modern drive, instinct physical, material. Make utopia reality.

Change world to zeitgeist, the spirit of the time, weak signals, early warning signals, seeds of change - not more or less. Change art to it’s next evolutionary state.



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Julius Granström