From our Pals at DOOMSDAY STORE in Australia comes the latest collection titled "OP DOOM".
We are one of only two retailers in the U.S.A.
Appropriation may be the idea that ate the art world, but with another perspective it also breathed new life into art. It’s ‘Rapid Dominance’ was something akin to the military’s shock and awe campaigns and it was used to paralyse fussy and conservative art crowds. Taking a decisive left turn from previous seasons, OpDoom is a quick strike theme that jams on the appropriation of military language mixed with pop culture references.
With a design ethos to never settle or stick with one theme, this naive graphic departure from the expected is our play with a black-ops rationale to bring some thunder and then vanish. We could riff on art and culture, military symbolism and appropriation but in the end this range is all about fun while it lasts. Or as history would say, ‘Desert Storm was like teenage sex. We got in too soon and out too soon’.
DOOMSDAY "MUSHROOM MANAGEMENT"
- Artwork by Russell Maurice (Gasius)
- Colour: Black
- 100% Cotton
- Plastisol print on front
about the Artist
Born in 1975, Russell Maurice is an artist, designer
and curator most well known as the chief catalyst of
the recent Comic Abstraction movement. Incorporating other key artists such as Horfee and Ken Sortais, Daniel Sparkes and Lucas Dillon, Comic Abstraction takes its chief cues from early 20th Century graphic art such as Disney, intermixing it with a skewed, often surreal and psychedelic edge. Maurice’s work is at the forefront of this arena, a marvellous combination of the sublime and ridiculous, bold, literally comic designs mixed with a thoughtful, often sorrowful edge. Maurice’s early works were more rooted in his particular brand of romanticism, often exploring the themes of energy, growth patterns, shape, diversity and cycles in the natural world.
The central focus of these works was the relationship between modern society and nature. As his work progressed however they began to take on a more metaphysical edge, particularly exploring the spirit world, concepts of ghosting and theories on the after life. Alchemy is also key to his work, where Maurice
sees its technique of conveying information in a
method that hides the answer, adding to the already present ambiguity.