Purchase False Profits Limited Edition 10-Color Serigraph on Hand-Deckled 290gsm Coventry Rag Paper by Mear One Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art.
2014 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 85 Artwork Size 20x27 Serigraph Fine Art Print
False Profits Serigraph Print by Mear One stands as a significant piece within the realms of pop art, street art, and graffiti art. As the lines between street art and the traditional art world have become increasingly blurred, Mear One's creations, particularly the "False Profits" print, come to represent a powerful intersection of societal critique and artistic expression. This serigraph print, characterized by its intricate detailing and poignant imagery, provides viewers with a raw and unfiltered perspective on capitalism, materialism, and the broader implications of a profit-driven society. Delving deeper into the artwork, Mear One employs a distinct visual language that's drawn from his experiences in the bustling streets of Los Angeles, combined with his understanding of global events and issues. This serigraph print, in particular, leverages its rich color palette and stark contrasts to underscore the disparities and tensions inherent in contemporary society. The very nature of the piece, as a serigraph, involves a meticulous printing process, whereby individual layers of color are added one at a time to produce the final image. This technique is reflective of the depth and layers of meaning embedded within the piece itself. As with many street and graffiti artists, Mear One's work often transcends mere aesthetics, aiming to prompt discussions and challenge established norms. "False Profits" is no exception. By situating this artwork within the broader context of pop art, street art, and graffiti art, one appreciates not only its technical prowess but also its capacity to function as a mirror to society, reflecting its imperfections, challenges, and the pressing need for introspection and change.
"This silkscreen is based on a 2012 mural I painted off Brick Lane in the Shoreditch community of East London. I originally titled this piece “Freedom For Humanity” and experienced loads of controversy over the subject matter at the time of its creation. The mural, done entirely in spray paint, depicted a group of fat, old, decrepit white men playing a game of Monopoly on the backs of the working class. My critique of the elite banking cartels brought a standard response from the conservative contingent in London who swiftly conspired to have the piece silenced, but not before the BBC was able to televise the developing controversy surrounding the mural. A heated debate went on for about 4 weeks until finally my mural was buffed by the local governing authorities, thus silencing the message and preventing the conversation from reaching any more viewers. The message was too strong for some to cope with, but I know it was timely and relevant and it needed to be said. With the global economic situation collapsing financial systems across the planet we need more critical thought that shows resistance to this blatant disregard for humanity." - Mear One