The Typical Mac User
Some art works go the extra mile in delivering a powerful and timeless digital shock art message. The Typical Mac User is one such art work. The work depicts a man carrying a spatular and wrestling with a stuffed doll. It is bewildering and yet mindless to the viewer. The work explores the relationship between consumerist fetishism and sexual fetishism. It draws upon influences as diverse as Kafka and Marx in fearlessly examining how what starts out as vision soon becomes corrupted into a carnival of power, leaving only a consumerist hangover. The viewer is left with an epitaph for the broken dreams of a generation.