the post-consumerist manifesto

We too often think of market capital, advertising, and consumerism in fiscal economic terms. Meanwhile these elements have invaded our social, political, and emotional worlds too. Post-consumerism is embracing and navigating the symbiosis of tragedy and comedy that comes with a society’s susceptibility to exterior influence that may be contradictory to individual sensibility.

Beauty can be ugly and horror can be attractive. I am driven to explore deeper truths behind visages. My work is influenced by the absurdity of false truths and hypocrisy, the fickleness of the ego, and the terrible lengths humans go in pursuit of things they are told they want, contradictory to what truly makes them happy...if there is such a thing as happiness anyhow.
— GU