Mutant Space: Rainer Gross Contact Logo Paintings Are An Indictment Of Capitalism
October 5, 2012 - MutantSpace Arts
Rainer Gross‘ ‘Contact Logo’ paintings are a collection of pictures that utilise corprate brands – which we as consumers in a capitalistic and globalized world immediately recognize even in their smallest fragments – as part of his ongoing series of contact paintings. The use of logos by painters is not new – since the 1940s corporate brands have played a large part in contemporary art – but what Gross does is new, his painting technique reduces a clean corporate identity to an image of decay, crumbling, peeling, weather worn, a criticism of
capitalism and corporate identity.