'Obey Conformity Trance' by Shepard Fairey, 2021
18 x 24 Inches each.
Screen print on cream, Speckletone fine art paper.
Limited Edition of 350 (#152/350)
Signed, numbered and dated by the artist.
ABOUT THE ART
Conformity: Action in accordance with some specified standard, social custom, or authority.
Trance: A sleep-like state usually characterized by partly suspended, diminished, or absent sensory and motor activity.
"Obey as a pseudo-command in my art has always been a form of reverse psychology. My philosophy is actually "question everything". Conformity is often more unconscious than conscious… an adaptation to structures we may not agree with and a submission to unseen forces of manipulation… unseen because our eyes and minds are not open wide enough.
People come up with conspiracy theories like "the Illuminati" to explain the feelings that they are cogs in someone else's machine, but the deconstruction of power and control requires nothing more than a conscious and diligent examination of how power and influence upon the government accumulate and concentrate under capitalism. Campaign finance reform is a great way to remove the corrupt influence of capitalism from government and make democracy work for an informed populace, which is why a portion of the proceeds from these prints will benefit RepresentUs."