A Devastating Look at a Decaying Environment

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On August 5th, Portland-based artist Josh Keyes presented Implosion, which depicts his view of a decaying, dystopian, post-apocalyptic world. A common thread in his work is the use of graffiti in absurd locations, possibly to point out the overreach of our society to deplete Earth’s life forces and our possible chaotic future.

Keyes says,

“This new body of work is a sobering meditation on the possible future for this world. The current political climate in the US and growing tensions in the world are frightening. There is enormous uncertainty and anxiety about the long-term effects this presidency will have on our freedom, relations with the world, and the protection of the environment. Implosion to me implies a collapse inwards, into a hollow center. It’s like being sucked into a vacuum, a void, falling into nothing, losing the soul. For me these new paintings serve as a catharsis for working through these fears, and anxieties.”

Scroll down to see some images from the series.

via Arrested Motion