Surreal Paintings by Michael Kerbow


Hollow Pursuits

So I have this friend who is getting her masters degree in environmentalism (if that’s even a thing).  She is always preaching to me be about plastic bottles, recycling, mermaids, global warming n’ shit.  I’m like, “Comon why don’t you get a degree in something useful, like business” (I personally already have a masters in hatin’).  She’ll continue to rant on about how if we don’t save the whales there wont be a tomorrow for our childrens children.  That may be true and its a harsh reality for me to grasp as of right now but San Francisco based artist Michael Kerbow does a stunning job of depicting what life may be without regulation or care for the environment.  Kerbow’s oil and acrylic paintings paint a nightmarish vision of the future where human development continues to grow while neglecting the consequences of “plastic bottles, recycling, global warming, n’ shit”.  Kerbow isn’t just a one trick pony either, he also specializes in drawing, assemblage, and digitally-manipulated photography.  He attended Pratt Institue in New York where he received his MFA, since then his art has been internationally publicized.  Check out more of his haunting paintings below.

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To see more work from Michael Kerbow click below.

http://michaelkerbow.com/

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