Triptych 2 (L - R: Luxury Liberation, A Peace Treaty No. 4, Jack Pot)
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Bruce Makowsky, with his background in property development and the fashion industry, explores the meanings behind ornamentation in relation to humanity’s lust for luxury akin to its lust for war. “I’m encouraging the viewer to question the powerful opiate-like effect of luxury goods on the human and cultural psyche”, states Makowsky. His art challenges a world obsessed with logos and their connotations in correlation to the same kind of obsession one may posses over the power of warfare and drugs. Makowsky’s choice of medium such as grenades and missiles adorned with familiar Luxury logos constructs an impactful punch.
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