1.14 million brown paper supermarket bags= # used in the US every hour.
Running the numbers. An American Self-Portrait. 2.4 million pieces of plastic= to the estimated # of pounds of plastic pollution that enter the world's oceans every hour. All plastic in this image was collected from the Pacific Ocean.
"The pervasiveness of our consumerism holds a seductive kind of mob mentality. Collectively we are committing a vast and unsustainable act of taking, but we each are anonymous and no one is in charge or accountable for the consequences. I fear that in this process we are doing irreparable harm to our planet and to our individual spirits." -chrisjordan.com
oil and acrylic on linen canvas.
Black ink and acrylic on lithographic print.
Acrylic on canvas.
hard ground and Aquatint on paper.
black ink, pencil and acylic.
Black ink and acrylic on Xerox.
Pencil, black ink and acrylic on paper.
Kannemeyer tackles a lot of issues politicians + journalists tend to shy away from, by using a mixture of the stereotypes associated with political cartooning. He uses a Tintin-like figure to portray himself, as a white African trapped in his own incriminating skin; a character who cannot escape his colonial past regardless of his personal political convictions. Kannemeyer's commentary on post-apartheid society + the current bigotry bred by political correctness and hierarchy, has created a new brand of socio-political satire in South Africa.
Kannemeyer is co-editor of Bitterkomix, a satirical comic magazine.
The dude's got balls.