Media Assassin / interview in Lodown Magazine #80

Candy colored weapons of mass destuction, JFK, the dead norma jean, images of tv sets and luxurious homes that would turn every classic James Bond villain worth several million turn green with envy: Dutch artist Michael van den besselaar isn’t necessarily interested in delivering a precice portrait of the rise and backlash of the american dream, but how it is tied in our collective consciousness regardless of ones very own cultural background and upbringing. His unique visual mix of pop culture, politics, retro imagery and persolnelnostalgia is reflecting on american culture, the dilemma of second hand knowledge, and alternate worlds that became more important than reality itself.


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