Title: Dying to be the Life of the Party
Medium: Acrylic and marker on found curved wood block
Art type: Illustration
Date created: 2012
Dimensions: Height 11 1/2 in., Width 22 1/2 in., Depth 2 in.
Weight: 9 lbs. (approx.)
Shipping: Available for an extra charge
About the work: Says the artist: “Dying To Be the Life of the Party observes the socially acceptable nature of substance use as a means of achieving perceived social statuses. The seemingly blissful character’s well-being is observed and taken into question by the minor placement of his finger upon the mousetrap. Subjects of cheating death, in order to achieve it in a slower manner are observed through the imagery and title.”
About the artist: RADICAL! is an artist currently living and working in Capital Region area of New York. He has exhibited work over the past few years locally, while branching out internationally to cities including New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, and Copenhagen, Denmark. Currently an aspiring student, RADICAL! is working towards the completion of an insightful education, and has received his A.S. in Fine Arts up to this point.