Mortgage backed securities and CDOs inform Mike Schuwerk's pinwheeling humanless images of post industrial architecture and abandoned suburbs.
It's not everyday you hear artists citing collaterized debt obligations and other Wall Street enigmas as inspiration, but Mike Schuwerk's photo montages aim to reflect the disorientation of our economic times. Schuwerk's work will be featured in the upcoming exhibition season of the Baang + Burn Contemporary Gallery in New York City. We caught up with Schuwerk to hear about how mortgage backed securities inform his pinwheeling humanless images of post industrial architecture and abandoned suburbs.
GOOD: We found the collaged images of Derivatives sometimes disorienting, producing almost a feeling of vertigo. Was this intentional?