“Remember the Future” is the title of KATSU’s new solo show. The graffiti art-pranking-hacker-of-sorts unveiled his latest series of work on Thursday night at The Hole gallery that includes installation, canvases, and sculptures touching on themes of technology.
Take his “enamel splattered” drone paintings for example, a series that he didn’t even physically touch with his own human hands. The Hole explains it well in art speak:
With the analog world disappearing and digital imaging stamping out most other ways of making something to look at, things we did, will they find meaning in them? All works in the show, in a way, could be artworks generated by an artificial intelligence, robots teaching themselves about humanity.
Amongst the various pieces in the exhibition at The Hole is a portrait of Mark Zuckerberg that is purportedly made entirely of the artist’s own poop. According to the gallery’s description, the “shit paintings” are “meticulous renderings of tech giants in control of more information than the government.”
Another standout was KATSU’s Android Selfies (pictured above), an oil painting of a robot making an artwork — namely, a selfie. The piece uses a tryptich to place the iconic T-100 from the Terminator movies in tourist locales and finally on the moon, and is probably the funniest riff on the theme of artworks generated by an artificial intelligence.
You can check out “Remember The Future” at The Hole located at 312 Bowery Street until February 22nd, 2015.
(Photos: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)