Olav Westphalen

The Big Wheel 2013, God On A Trampoline 2013

The Big Wheel 2013
Steel, wood, mechanical parts, paint
Courtesy the artist

God On A Trampoline 2013
Suite of drawings from the Gothenburg Gagmaster
Ink, acrylic on paper
Courtesy the artist

Olav Westphalen’s multi-disciplinary practice sets highbrow art on a collision course with popular culture. In the exhibition, Westphalen presents a new series of political cartoons that are based on a gag master, a tool devised in the 1930s that generates thousands of unique jokes by spinning three concentric wheels. The work combines the tradition of political cartoons and local insight into current political concerns.

Foto: Attila Urban