The works are an homage to the Brillo Box series of works. This was Warhol’s take on art imitating life and his depiction of commercial and consumer life. When it came out, it stirred a lot of controversy for its credibility and authenticity as art. However, time proved that Warhol was just holding a mirror to society. It was more of the gesture than the work itself that holds deeper meaning. This gave new life to the works and made them stand the test of time.
I do not want to question how the current audiences view or classify art. Rather, remind them that there should always be room for those that seek to redefine what art is, what constitutes it and how we see it. I wish to do that by showing that not too long ago, many people doubted the Brillo Box works for what they were.
I wanted to use the same image to show how the world reacted to his vision. Some thought the work was brilliant, some thought it was bullshit. Nevertheless, it did not take away from the fact that it was indeed art. Warhol just saw it ahead than all of us.
This will be an ongoing series that I will expound on and play with so there will be more variations and permutations of the Brilliant/Bullshit series.