Douglas Coupland Is The Artist You've Never Heard Of And Need To See, ASAP
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Douglas Coupland Is The Artist You've Never Heard Of And Need To See, ASAP


Douglas Coupland Is The Artist You've Never Heard Of And Need To See, ASAP
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Think something along the lines of, ‘21st century candy-shop laundromat museum’ and you’ve got a Douglas Coupland art exhibit. His art (and writing) is full of color, thought, form, form+/less thought, and colorful form.

My dad one time brought back a random newspaper clipping home from Canada—and how many times do you get gifted a newspaper clipping nowadays?—So I clearly read the entire rest of the scrap of newspaper, front and back.

On the back was some random pictures of posters, and below it, an interview with an artist by the name of Douglas Coupland.

I couldn’t keep myself from poring over the all-capital sarcastic, provokingly funny, and startling true posters this man had created.

He’s had other art shows, in which, for brief example, he displays giant laundry detergent bottles. Neat!

A lot of his art and writing focuses on modern-day and the technologies it has brought and in what ways it has altered our sense of being, consciousness, and perceived realities. His art draws on concepts of consumerism and society.

I’ve never been to the museum that houses his artwork, though I really want to, but the pictures you see of it looks like it could be described as a candy-shop of a museum. An ironic description, I know, but so is art!

If you, too, love art and are interested in this fabulous artist, here's his website.

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