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12/08/08

2 new limited edition prints .... Get them for that special person in your life.
Happy Holidays from Fear Is The New Beauty!

10/08/08

3 new shirts and a limited edition print .... Get them while you can!

 

9/19/08

New shirts .... Get them before they are gone!


8/27/08

New print and shirt .... Check them out!

 

5/29/08

Super limited edition Silk Screen Print.... these will go quick!


5/23/08

A new print and a 2 new shirts!





5/11/08

A new print and a new shirt!  Get them while you can!




3/13/08

You asked for them... so here they are! 
Mens Mercury Fallout T-shirts are now available!
Two colors to choose from!


2/28/08

New prints available!


 

1/16/08

Here is a cool video from vimby.com featuring Max and his work at
Hive Gallery in Los Angeles California!

 

New shirts and apperal in the store.... get them before they are sold out!

 

 

12/16/07
Happy Holidays!

Here are some upcoming shows that Max will be involved in the first part of 2008!

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11/7/07

Limited edition stickers of Max's artwark are now available. 
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9/4/07

A limited edition silk screen print of Max's cover for Dice magazine is now available.

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8/24/07

Due to the high demand caused by the recent article in Ol Skool Rodz, for a limited time, a print of the collaboration of Max and SKRATCH will be available.

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8/01/07

Recent Max Grundy stared as a painter in a short film
Triptych by © Abby Fuller 2007

New prints and apperal in the store.... get them before they are sold out!

7/24/07
Recent cover of Dice Magazine Max Grundy designed.
Look for it on your local newsstand.

7/07/07

4/22/07
Home town show coming up in may... See you all in SLC!

1/22/07
New Items in the store.....  Check them out and pick one up.


 

If you are in California or plan on being there in the next 6 months, be sure and check out my work in the following shows and events....


Max Grundy and "Fear is the New Beauty" will be involved in
the following events:

"Weld This!", Feb 10 2007. Gasoline Gallery, El Segundo, CA.

"Solo Show" March 2007. Square Space Gallery, Pasadena, CA.

"California Screaming II", April 2007. Gasoline Gallery, El Segundo, CA.

"Solo Show", May 2007. Artist Bound Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

"Two Person Show", June 2007. Gasoline Gallery, El Segundo, CA.


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My work defuses the power that media has over our society. Media uses fear as a form of propaganda to control our actions, which makes it a powerful force.These are images based on fear. Fear is an interesting topic. Why is it in our society we are obsessed with certain images of fear and panic? Sometimes these images can be an anonymous fear (here represented by masks), while others seem to have little or no effect on the public psyche. Why do we pick and choose our images of fear? I believe that mass media is to blame.This set of imagery was inspired by living in a post 9.11 society. To me 9.11.01 was just another media exploited frenzy using fear tactics as a way for viewers to tune in and readers to buy magazines. Terror, anthrax and fundamentalism have all become household words.Fear in art is nothing new however. It has been used in the visual arts for centuries in varying degrees as propaganda. What is unique about this age is that media has a much larger influence than ever before. The average person views the television and advertising as some version of the truth. I believe that this is due in part to the degree to which the average person is bombarded by images daily. Product advertising accounts for 2/3 of the space in newspapers. The average person will also see around 1600 advertising messages a day. By the age of 20, the average American has seen over 1,000,000 advertisements and over 40% of our mail is advertisements.The major form of imagery that media uses are images that are meant to prompt the average person into action (product purchase.) Unfortunately, the best images to motivate people and get a reaction are images of fear. Fear motivates people to do something or stop doing something. Media on a daily basis tells us a variety of fallacies, such as germs threatening the lives of our children or perhaps our social status, depending on the degree of whiteness our teeth have. In a lifetime, the average American will see one full year of T.V. commercials.News, as well as advertising seems to exploit human beings' desire for shock value. When an image is found to create a sense of alarm (usually images of pain, suffering, hate, and fear,) the media powers begin to exploit it. News media capitalizes on our natural voyeuristic qualities. They magnify and exaggerate an image or idea so it multiplies again and again until it has become an uncontrollable, almost demonic entity. The purpose in creating my images of fear is an attempt to defuse the powers of media fear used against the public.By creating sensationalized, dramatized, and exaggerated scenarios of the reality that media creates in the public eye I am creating a caricature of a caricature. By doing this I believe that I can help release the anxiety that has been placed on the average person. In short, I am working to de-construct media-instilled myths.These scenarios are rendered in a style reminiscent of propaganda art: specifically, Russian World War II propaganda art. I have always admired their use of unusual perspective, limited color palette, dramatic text and design to create maximum effect. This style has the ability to reach out and grab a viewer. Created in a computer graphics and manipulation program, the medium I've used is also meant to be a reflection of mass media.My creation blows up the daily powers of fear to an extreme ratio, then puts this spectacle into the gallery environment. When the viewer sees it in this situation, it will become a tangible thing made of shapes and colors, instead of the specter of fear. It now becomes isolated. The threat is neutralized, maybe turned into a novelty. The fear is now a form of entertainment for the public.—Max Grundy

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