Various methods of deconstruction and optical illusion used by artist duo to convey strong social and cultural messages

Various methods of deconstruction and optical illusion used by artist duo to convey strong social and cultural messages

With their new body of work entitled “Let’s Make Our Country Great Again,” the artist duo oneandtwo respond to the language, rhetoric, and politics of the growing wave of populism around the world, using equally vivid language.

By using methods of deconstruction and optical illusion, oneandtwo have produced several works that disguise their true meaning and ask the question; how much time will it take for the viewer to discover the reality hidden within the work? Hidden within each piece is the recognized symbol of totalitarianism, the swastika. Once this symbol within the works is discovered, it is impossible to look at them again and not see the work’s true meaning.

oneandtwo is a Spanish/English artistic partnership. Juan Andres and John McKitterick have worked together since 1992, in London, New York, Costa Rica and Spain.

Focusing on the interconnecting areas within the themes of humanity, society, and culture, oneandtwo develop their art through observing, contemplating and discussing the times in which we live. Reflecting on how the present affects society and the individual, the aim of their work is to propose futures.

oneandtwo work in any medium that will successfully produce their objective; the communication of the idea. For oneandtwo the idea is the most important element in their work.

Their work has been exhibited internationally at venues such as Freedom Gallery, London, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, The Science Museum, London, Throckmorton Gallery, New York, Central Saint Martins, London, The Truman Brewery Galleries, London, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg and SUMA, Madrid.

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