I've never seen Devil Man, but that most certainly is one of my objectives when constructing works in this vein. I wanted to create a body of work that represents the influx of imagery the American mind is subjected too on a daily basis as only a capitalist society running at full throttle can produce. With the computer as a tool, the amount of advertising, imagery & ideas has left it's mark on me & I wanted my work to reflect that sensory overload only imaginable to this generation of media saturated beings. The computer has opened up my work ten fold to the plethora of information out here in cyber space. Thanks for the kind words on this as this process of assimilating the insurmountable is the basis for a collection of posters I'm currently laboring on. It is a joyous process.
ever seen 'devilman'? this kid puts on a mask and sees into the demon world, and it's terrifying, but of course, he's totally transfixed. that's what this, and all of bopst's work, reminds me of. like putting some acid-drenched kaleidoscope up to my eyes as i'm watching tv, showing me the true nature of what the blitzkrieg of imagery spewed at me all day is actually doing to me...i like it more and more.
Dude, I'm thrilled beyond reason to have a show to work on as I'm addicted to the stress of putting a group of work together that I'll surely hate in the months to come. It feeds my ever so needy ego, puts my ass in gear and, if I'm lucky, some folks may take pity on me and buy one of my glorious pieces of shit. Hell, the world will be tripping over themselves just to have the slim chance of having me ignore them as to be in such proximity of unfiltered greatness would give their otherwise meaningless lives reason for contentment by the simple fact that I, C. Maynard Bopst, was spitting distance from them at one time in their dreary existence. That's how good the show is gonna be, if I'm lucky. :lol:
Man, I always thought this was one of my better failures. I even worked in the tits & ass angle which should win some points in it's self. The jpeg but of coarse won't give you the proper amount of detail that this poster needs as I spent a great deal of time on the little things. This poster is flawed, as is alot of my work, in that it doesn't read well from a distance & the amount of patterning distracts from the larger goal at hand which is to inform the public of a coming event that necessitates their attention. I'm thrilled to near death that anyone gives these works a close inspection regardless if they enjoy the final product or realize what a piece of shit it truly is. I'm currently putting together a show of 12" by 18" posters for October in the vein this one is constructed without all the baggage of selling an event. Framed copies will go for 150 to 200 bucks with individual posters going for 20 big ones. I try to make the work undeniable from a work stand point so that even if they find the end result worthless, they have to at least acknowledge that someone spent a great deal of time putting together a shit piece. I love the process at patterning and am quite content continuing the repetition to the smallest pixel. I want the viewer to be able to stare at my work, not just look at it once and have the whole story told. This process would be impossible to pull off without the advances of digital copying so I'm pleased I'm able to reproduce this method at a low cost on quality paper. At the very least, I don't half ass.