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Casa De Balneario / A toda velocidad

Casa De Balneario / A toda velocidad

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2022 / Montevideo
Ink on Paper
Pasted in: Montevideo

Gallery quality print
Matte archival paper
250 g/qm (110 lb)

Limited edition: 25 prints

Shipped in sturdy packaging 

"This work is inspired by artists David Shrigley. He paints, like me, simple drawings and writes small, ironic comments on them. I bought his book with a wonderful race car when I was in Berlin and then painted one myself. I love to paint cars and this one is especially fast. The car is a symbol - this poster stands for the question of why one should work to buy a car to drive to work?! And a sports car to rush even more? We run behind work, isn't that strange?
With this question in mind, I started to think about a matching phrase for the drawing. And I found one in an older work of mine. So I'm not only copying David Shrigley, but I'm also copying myself. I use the same sentences again and again. Sometimes phrases from my posters appear in one of my short stories, sometimes it's the other way around. I'm mono-thematic you might say, I stick to my themes: Money, cars, rent, consumer society, work.

When I was in Berlin, from my travelers perspective, I had the impression that people enjoy working more than in Uruguay. If people are friendly at work, that's an indication that they're not that unhappy. This is probably related to how meaningful the work seems to you, what you get for it, and how much you have to work. I, too, like to work most of the time. Nevertheless, I've let myself get totally stressed out. I have found myself in under time pressure and with dangerous high adrenaline levels - especially when driving a car. I swear, honk and tailgate - memorably with a direct correlation to the motorization power of my vehicle. And always because I am late on my way to work!

So I came to the realization that it doesn't necessarily matter if you like to work or not. If you're rushing, if you're stressed, speeding through the city because of work - then something is going wrong."


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