Dan Perjovschi’s installations take the form of satirical newspaper cartoons or graffiti. Commenting on current political, social or cultural issues, ideas are extracted from international news stories and his own personal observations of everyday life. Working in an improvised and spontaneous way, Perjovschi sums up the current state of affairs we are confronted with on a daily basis, such as nationalism, protest, unemployment, consumerism, globalisation and neoliberal capitalism. Perjovschi acts like a present day Orwell, developing and expressing a critique of contemporary society. His work targets oppression, the pomposity of Western ideology and the failures of a socialist alternative. The installation for AV2016 includes drawings on the gallery walls and windows, creating a direct connection between the public, private and communal spaces of the street and the gallery.
Dan Perjovschi, Shenghen, 2015. Courtesy the artist.