By Amy Bartlam
Stanley Donwood: Lost Angeles
There is no future. We have evicted ourselves from our own cities, rendered our agriculture poisonous, criminalized the poor, aggrandized the rich, honored the stupid and ridiculed the intelligent…I have no solutions, no wisdom to offer…Whilst Rome burns, I take up my little chisel and I carve a panoramic apocalypse of my own…and if you want to see it, you’re more than welcome. – Stanley Donwood, 2012
Housed at Subliminal Projects in LA is Stanley Donwood’s latest body of work: Lost Angeles. The work is a highly graphic depiction of Los Angeles flooded and on fire under a meteor storm. The rhythmic waves pull you into this scene of catastrophe and submerge you in the chaos of it. To high success, Donwood paints a picture of impending doom on society as we know it today.
Donwood is best known for ‘London Views’, 2006 and his work with Radiohead over the last 18 years. Visit www.slowlydownward.com for more info on Donwood’s work.