ENDLESS JOY 'KATO KOSMOS' ALOHA SHIRT
Part homage to Hieronymus Bosch, part mythological reconstruction. This weird scene exhibits a strange cast of scantily-clad, oddball characters engaged in a demented party on the edge of nowhere.
The smoggy-silhouette of a hellish background burns and as smoke rises the players play on. A man is upside down in the water, his bum pops-up to say ‘hello’ and he offers the world a single flower from clenched between his cheeks. A blind magician does a trick (perhaps... he’ll make his eyes reappear?). Two grotesque giants stir bodies in a melting pot, a donkey and a bird-woman have a conversation and a desperate pack of hopeless followers, grovel at the feet of a monstrous lady.
Whilst elements within the work are somewhat reminiscent of comparative mythologies, it is not tied to any specific culture or religion, it exists instead in a cultural ‘no mans land’. We could view this image as dark or we could look on the bright side and see... as the stars require darkness to shine... from the depths of this chaos... springs light. To find true liberation, the seeker must free his soul from the flesh.