COMPULSIVE HOARDING

“The Politician,” featuring its numerous depictions of political propaganda, also gives a nod to the realm of advertising, a field that we should regard as the largest communication medium catering to consumer society.

Billboards envelop public spaces, enticing individuals to purchase products whose utility and quality may, at times, be questionable. Consequently, this series of engravings satirizes the gullibility of consumers lured by the persuasive influence of advertising, which seems capable of selling GPS devices for navigating one’s own home!

As the initial engravings convey a certain lightheartedness, the subsequent images delve into increasingly pressing concerns. For instance, an advertisement for sunglasses transforms into a full-body sun protection promotion, underscoring the dangers of UV exposure in the age of global warming.