Liam Wilson

Red vs Blue (2023)

Edition 1 of 4 + 2AP

The following statement was written by OpenAI’s ChatGPT in an attempt to find meaning in two irreverent photographs.

The intention in creating this work is multifaceted. Firstly, the use of contrasting soft drinks references various artistic movements and moments in art history, such as the techniques of Joseph Kosuth, who used language and imagery to explore the relationship between art and its representation. The work seeks to elicit an emotional response from the viewer, similar to the Color Field painters of the 1950’s and 60’s.The photographs also serve as a commentary on the American political binary and the illusion of choice in a free market. Situated in a parking lot, it nods to Edward Ruscha's "Twenty-six Gasoline Stations" series and plays with ideas of Americana, consumerism, and the road. Overall, the photographs challenge the viewer to engage in deeper dialogues within the artwork and contemplate the complex connections and tensions that exist within themselves and society.