BFA Thesis Exhibit

Jacob Willcox


Artist Statement

This body of work investigates signage, and the way it affects our perception of goods and materials. My work explores the visual language of compulsion and consumption; asking what itis about signage that triggers our compulsivity? I employ traditional neon signage to create cacophonous, overwhelming spaces. By overstimulating the audience I am making them implicit in their own influenced consumption. Using neon and mixed media the work exists on the line between risk and reward. Seeing neon signage at billboard proportions in a gallery setting embraces absurdity and engulfs the viewer.

Ill-Advised // Neon, Animation // 7 X 6 X 8 feet