Sleeping With The TV On (Sweet Dreams) Screenprint ash frame
Sleeping With The TV On (Sweet Dreams) by Dave the Chimp
3-color screen print (black, off-white + Glow) on GF Smith Colorplan Dark Grey 270g. 50 × 70 cm (19.7 × 27.6"). Signed / numbered edition of 60.
Dave the Chimp's work is about balance. Black/white, happy/sad, right/wrong, ying/yang. You can't have one without the other.
Disguised in unbearably cute forms are characters suffering from heartbreak, hate, and despair. Crisply painted characters populate the dirtiest alleyways. Light can't exist without darkness.
Sleeping With The TV On (Sweet Dreams), Dave's first print with rikiki, is a perfect example of this duality. A scene of comfort that changes when the lights go out.
"We are living in a world of tv-induced slumber, drugged by organised religion and fast-food into inaction, and need to be reminded that, for all our superiority, we are still animals and death is always close. The awareness of death makes us live our lives right now, in the moment. Death is not our enemy, as death reminds us we are alive - Sleep is our enemy! Wake up!"
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