Ondrej Brody & Kristof Paetau

The work of Brody and Pateau, who work solo and as a team, is sometimes considered as conceptual neo-dada. I don´t think that dada is the right word here as there is certainly a very clear moral message behind the initial shock or giggle.

The attack on fashion and consumerism in "TransRatFashion" is actually a bit flat and sub-punk.
But the comissioned oil paintings in the series "Painting China Now", which show horrible injuries inflicted on chinese citizens by the government are very powerful and disturbing.

The latest work "Dog Carpet" comes across as one of those countless internet, photoshop pranks which are distributed by blogs like this one. The real suprise behind these furry carpets is the realization that there would probably be a market for them.

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