Attention Economy

 JESSE WAUGH   ATTENTION ECONOMY   2018 ACRYLIC AND OIL ON CANVAS 195 X 114  CM

JESSE WAUGH
ATTENTION ECONOMY
2018
ACRYLIC AND OIL ON CANVAS
195 X 114  CM

"Attention Economy" - an abstract squeegee acrylic painting on canvas -  is unlike Jackson Pollock paintings except in its vehement, even violent expressivity. Employing a Gerhard Richter squeegee technique, with this abstract painting I verge into a more chaotic realm than Richter's measured works usually do. "Attention Economy" is not only a reflection on, but an exact depiction of the fleeting nature of the "value" of social media popularity.

Video of me painting it:

Jesse Waugh