America Jesus tOrture Series

Joseph Nechvatal

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Keywords: AmericaJesustOrture

Work Overview

Computer-robotic assisted acrylic on canvas, each is 66 x 120 inches.
America Jesus tOrture Series are based on a fraction of the infamous digital photos from the Abu Graib abuse scandal. As such, they present embedded images of American torture that here echo the humiliating torture of Jesus Christ. The artist said: "for the consciousness of current American immorality to seep into a longer sense of myth and history, beauty should be used as a seductive lure - a lure that suggests a veneer of repression."