Back by popular demand
Title: Back by Popular Demand II
Media: Oil on canvas
Size: 200cm x 200cm
Authentication certificate included
Back by Popular Demand II
The history of the X-Ray Spec is embedded in adverts that claim, “if you’re tired of being a loser that no one likes, these are for you.” The superhero age of miracles was also an age of visual possibility that spanned the universe. Fringe’s large portrait references this, as well as religious icons of previous epochs, and old faiths. The returning hero, godlike, can see through all barriers. He presides over the universe with a mascot’s head.
The virtual world of pop art is supposed to be this gleeful objective universe where time stands still in the nicest way possible.
This Gutinke character is my non-identical twin. I’m the teddy of the future. I want to be valued for sentimental reasons until the day I die. I want to be more of a Barney than a Godzilla. As I rot, I want to be loved for my bald patches and bruises. But for now, I’m still drawn to the heroic in it all.
Fringe has used imagery from the mass media, from digital media, and from cartoons to movie culture, to produce Fringe paintings on canvas, figurative plastic and bronze sculptures filled with irony and satire.
Fringe’s story is a combination of high output and well-timed solo exhibitions that have launched his signature series’. He has held eight major solos, sold out exhibitions globally. Born in 1976