RP Coltrane's latest art installation is called "Der Mettallfresser" (2016, Zahnschmelz on steel alloy). It envisions a bleak dystopian future where daddy goes to work and oh no what if he never comes back and who's going to feed me? Every hound for himself! Must liberate the meat food!
This powerful series made of only aluminum, cat food, and paper, reminds the viewer not to take even the most simple things for granted. Even feeding oneself a late-night snack is impossible without something as common as an opposable thumb. It also serves to remind the viewer not to leave shit laying around.
In Stato di Sorveglianza (Surveillance State), Coltraine explores humanity's lack of privacy. Mangled IDs and membership cards represent the mangling of privacy in the modern Big Brother state. The work also serves to remind the viewer not to leave shit laying around. Medium: Smalto dei denti on PVC
This piece serves to make the viewer think about food waste in America while children are starving around the world. Coltraine himself has never wasted a single morsel of food. The work also serves to remind the viewer not to leave shit laying around. Medium: Rubber, maybe? Or some sort of plastic?
In this piece, the artist eschews (with emphasis on 'chews') man's constant need to "look closer" and "dig deeper". With this piece, the artist hopes to make man think twice about his constant need to scrutinize the inscrutable, and also hope to remind the viewer to put away his shit before he goes to work. (2106 - Medium: plastic, rubber, and daddy's tears)
It is made from a new Apple Watch (only the band, thank Jeebus). With this work, Coltraine loudly exclaims for the whole world to hear that we, as a society, can't have nice things without negative consequences, especially when the money to buy said things could have been spent on pig ears and squeaky toys. It also serves to remind the viewer that even if you DON'T leave things laying around, they could still end up covered in teeth and slobber.
Artwork created by R.P. Coltraine, Bloodhound.
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