The Long Emergency – Painting

The Long Emergency – Painting

Embarking on a new series of graphic works tentatively entitled ‘The Long Emergency’. This series will explore various themes and subjects relating to the fall of (post) industrial civilization, which has been set in motion decades prior to the current crisis humanity finds itself in at this present time. The works will explore motifs and subjects such as environmental disasters (nature vs man-made landscapes), energy production, domestic and wild animal and human genetic mutations, just to name a few, all packaged in a surrealist form of image-making, inspired by computer-aided technologies, nature and graphic styles of past painting masters. In  short, this series will be an eclectic mishmash of styles, media and ideas.

Industrial crimes against humanity. Who are these figures in this work, standing on a platform in some apocalyptic industrial setting, against a threatening looking fiery skyscape pierced by strange towers and industrial structures? The crew appears to be a hybrid between a special forces military operation and an industrial clean-up or technical monitoring team.  What’s happening here? Has a disaster already occurred or one is just about to be ignited?

Pierre D., 2022


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Canadian Artist and designer, living and working in Montréal.

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