‘Brainwashed’ is a 3 colour Screen Print by contemporary artist Kristian Jones. Printed onto 280gsm Somerset Antique Velvet Paper, the piece is from a limited edition of 50 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Contemporary artist Kristian Jones explores human interaction with the modern world, through his esoteric print-work. Employing an illustrative style, Jones’ work creates an uneasy balance between childish innocence and twisted surreality, to probe the problems of contemporary society, while crafting a distinctive and striking aesthetic. ‘Brainwashed’ depicts a group of children, gathered around a television set in sickly-sweet 1950s style.
Although idealised on the surface, a closer look reveals that the face of each child is melting as it gazes at the TV, which emits a bright red beam of light into the dripping visages. Reflexive, self-aware and highly pertinent, ‘Brainwashed’ uses familiar aesthetic convention to reveal the deep societal problems of twenty-first century living: a truly powerful piece of contemporary print-work.