Disasterland is Mexican artist Rodolfo Loaiza's tribute to pop culture, fashion, animation, horror films and the undeniable attraction of celebrity. The stage is set for fantasy to collapse and surrender to the inevitable apocalypse of 21st century Hollywood. Fairytale characters continue to dominate his latest project – this time caught in the headlines of our favorite tabloid stars.
Continuing his penchant for cleverly depicting the "uncouth" customs of our dichotomous society, Rodolfo explores what would happen to our fables if they were flesh and blood and confronted with the frenetic and excessive world of fame. Who among them would prove susceptible to the excesses of drugs, alcohol, harassment or vanity?
With his sharp and characteristic black humor Loaiza captures images once morbidly circulated by the media, and proposes a novel way of reviewing them. In Disasterland, heterosexual happy endings have been discarded; outdated. In this story, discriminated minorities will finally achieve the resolution they've yearned for, beyond any bias or phobia.
Behold an apple infused with truth; behold a mirror in which we can truly see our reflection. This is our magical world of disaster. What are we waiting for? Let's enjoy it!
Text and images found here
Note: If you live in the Los Angeles area and want to see these works in person, you can check them out at La Luz de Jesus Gallery through September 2, 2012.