“Doomsday Prep For The Super-Rich” - 2019 by contemporary artist Taylor Smith. Oil, enamel, transfer & gold leaf on panel
Taylor Smith’s darkly cynical work, Doomsday Prep For The Super-Rich speaks to the relationship between wealth, social denial and the rising values of contemporary art as an investment vehicle for those with little knowledge or appreciation of art. Taylor Smith speaks to contemporary facts of life in 21st century America by referencing technology, luxury designer goods, climate change, political chaos, consumerism and art history. Consumerism and the mass production of luxury goods, the saturation of media with advertisements and promotions for branded products, and even rising levels of personal debt are addressed in her work.
Smith appropriates source material from social media, pop culture, art history (Pieter Bruegel the Elder), Wikileaks, and the local shopping mall while using silk screen, enamel, precious metal leaf, ink and transfer as a means to mechanically fix these images in stark contrast to the designer labels and designer logos loved by consumers.
Pop Art Street Art Graffiti Fusion Painting titled “Doomsday Prep For The Super-Rich” by contemporary artist Taylor Smith.
Smith uses iconic imagery, history painting, technology, gold leaf and high-gloss epoxy resin to convey the highs and the lows of modern American life and the irony of matching the artwork to the interior design. Artworks are hand painted and silkscreened on canvas, paper and wood panel. At the crossroads of culture and crime, this is art that makes you think. From the “Luxurious Disaster” series of original paintings and screen prints.