I recently had the opportunity to collaborate with multimedia artist Ester Partegàs for her new show More World. Working with Ester is always fun and she presents a different challenge every time. From giant garbage bags to French fries she continuously explores new ways to examine evidence of our disposable consumer culture in graphic and colorful ways. She is always interested in trying new and different surfaces. Ester is always focused on the consumption and marketing, so the surfaces we choose play an important role as an object and often must either compliment or contradict the subject matter. For this show she printed a series of French fries on beautiful Hahnemühle Photorag 308 paper and a created a light box of a landscape found on construction site mural in China which we printed on Back Light film.
Press Release: More World, ESTER PARTEGÀS' latest solo exhibition at Foxy Production, plays with perceptions of excess, anxiety, pleasure, and deprivation. More World combines wallpaper, drawings, prints, sculpture, and video in a charged environment of color and contrast. Nature within the city, packaging, and fast-food provide inspiration for the artist’s ironic takes on the psychic underpinnings of landscapes, surfaces, and objects. Partegàs unpacks Pop, contaminating it with trash, removing its logos and references, and infusing it with a corrupted photo-realism. Private and public spheres sit uneasily together, as the artist traces the process of consumption: from the birth of desires in marketing to the final transformation of products into trash, the symbol of depletion and, perhaps, death.