UP DOWN

A time warp...
Time.

Distortion of truth expands into the new decade.  The constant gaslighting from leadership has now become reality.  As a result, it’s inspired a new artwork series titled LOGIC.  If truth no longer exists, pseudo narratives fill voids.  Stay tuned and buckle up!  2020 is going to be a bumpy ride…

LEFT.
RIGHT.

Since the beginning of history, art has been an acquisition of knowledge and truth.  A quote from Pablo Picasso comes to mind: “We all know that Art is not truth.  Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand.  The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.”

TRUTH, clear braille on polymer.

To me, Picasso’s most successful painting was Guernica portraying the tragedies of war.  Created in 1937, bodies, animals, and structures are dissembled and reconstructed in a brutal cubist manner.  Far from realistic, the painting evokes the lie of glory and the truth of causality.

Part of the LOGIC series, is a new artwork titled UP DOWN (plastic and aluminum).  Description: My art practice investigates symbols of influence and power that impact perception.  President Donald J. Trump and surrogates promote alternative realities to disorient and distract American citizens.  Truth and logic become contorted causalities to reality.  Trump regurgitates a fascist narrative to not believe what you read or see.  If the leader says up is down and down is up it is true.  Democracy hangs in the balance.

UP.
DOWN.

Recently, President Donald Trump ordered a drone strike on Iran commander Qasem Soleimani.  Congressional leaders were given no prior briefing.  3,000 U.S. troops are on their way to the Middle East.  Let’s not forget that China, Russia, and Iran are currently holding joint naval military exercises in the Gulf of Oman.

Lead.

No plan, no worry.  According to a Dec. 16, 2019 The Washington Post article, Trump has made over 15,413 false or misleading claims.  Truth no longer contains facts or a sense of reality.  Continue to listen to our dear leader.  According to the president’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani: “Truth isn’t truth.”

Links:

www.jennyebalisle.com

www.balisle.com/2019/12/01/right/

https://www.oxfordartonline.com/page/artists-work-artists-voice-picasso-lesson-2/artists-workartists-voice-picasso-lesson-2

https://www.spanish-art.org/spanish-painting-guernica.html

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/02/middleeast/baghdad-airport-rockets/index.html

https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/27/asia/china-russia-iran-military-drills-intl-hnk/index.html

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/military/u-s-sending-thousands-more-troops-mideast-after-baghdad-attack-n1110081

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/12/16/president-trump-has-made-false-or-misleading-claims-over-days/

https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/19/politics/rudy-giuliani-truth-isnt-truth/index.html

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