What’s not to like about John Mooney‘s sculptures – they’re like the work of an errant schoolboy, one given over to scribbling. defacing his school books, adding cocks, shit, piss and vomit to famous figures from history. Yes, you know what I’m talking about, we all did it at some stage. Well I did. Anyway, his work really is that base. You only have to look at it. I mean his figures do look cute even when getting sick but they do hark back to the schoolroom. Certainly remind me of my school days when my imagination was most exercised when trying to come up the grossest, most obscene, anarchic doodles on and in my schoolbooks.
In fairness to Mooney is work isn’t all about faeces and vomit he also paints, draws, creates installations, makes film as well as sculpting zombie transvestites, three-breasted ladies and schoolgirls disguised as landscapes. All in jest. And it’s great to see.
Here’s what Mooney has to say about his work:
I am compelled to produce for one reason or another in a variety of media, from sculpture to drawing, painting, film and performance.
My sculptural works are unique originals, produced by hand. They are either shown individually or en masse, as seen in the installation ‘Discontinued’. When these works are combined and contrasted against each other in such an installation it is my intention to produce a subversive shrine of sorts; a contradictory vision which recalls votive offerings, video nasties, schoolboy humour and schoolboy error. I invite the viewer to seek out the familiar and question the unfamiliar.
Via It’s Nice That
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