MODERN DREAMS OF ANCIENT MEMES
DUSTIN J VOGGENREITER
Dustin J Voggenreiter is a Melbourne artist whose work explores the anxieties of modern existence through the lens of contemporary abstraction. Grappling with the complexities inherent in an ambiguous ancestry, Dustin aims to articulate the similarities we share with our ancient past and our precarious future.
Modern Dreams Of Ancient Memes is a collection of new monochromatic vinyl works, monumentalising various emotional states. These works are at once pleasurable explorations of texture and colour, as well as being a commentary on the anxieties we face when choosing to suppress our human nature.
This exhibition shows artwork of very different sizes, some really BIG and some rather small. Which of these artworks are loud and which ones are quiet? Which ones seem hard and which ones seem soft?
These artworks are also reflective - they reflect your image back at you while you look at the art. How does it feel to see yourself inside the artwork like this? Is it fun, or is it distracting?"