STRANGE FUTURE is an exhibition by painter & muralist Tristan Eaton who is known for his maximalist collage and illustrative pop art style. The exhibition features a wide range of new works including large assemblages of spray paint on canvas, skateboard grip tape, auto body paint and laser etched textures.
These graphic, abstracted compositions put modern themes of sex, crime, technology and war into pulp novel and comic book context allowing us to see the present from afar with child-like shock and wonder.Unimaginable sci-fi, horror and sexual fantasy are no longer fiction in Eaton’s STRANGE FUTURE, they are the reality of the dystopian world we live in.
STRANGE FUTURE is an independently produced exhibition by the artist and will be on view for one week only.
Exhibition highlights include: Collaborations with HEAVY METAL Magazine, an anaglyphic 3D Floor installation, blacklight posters and a Top Secret release with Kidrobot (a toy company Eaton bring tofame in the mid 2000’s).
“We are living in a STRANGE FUTURE. Yet no one predicted how silly our dystopia would be…
I always loved Pulp novels, Sci-Fi comics and Horror movies until I realized that we’re now living in one. The subversive storytelling in American Pulp, Horror and Sci-Fi have long influenced my art and myoutlook on the world but more importantly these dark renditions of the future have become prophetic, forcing life to imitate art in the most perverse way.
No matter how we got to this point, we are all a little responsible for our collective compulsions and embar-rassingly human urges that led to this dysfunctional, sci-fi future we find ourselves in. America in 2019is a badly written, well illustrated pulp novel that exposes our deeply seated evil and profound stupidi- ty. These paintings are the cover art.”
– TRISTAN EATON
Tristan Eaton’s Solo Exhibition “Strange Future” will be on display October 3-9th.
198 Allen St. Lower East Side, NYC
Opening reception October 3rd 7-11pm.