- 16 pages
- 17 x 28.5 cm
- full colour digital printing
- saddle stitched
£6.00[go to shop]
Disa Wallander's work often deals with dark existential anxieties and deep philosophical questions with the same amount of eagerness and cynicism. It feels kind of hopeful and hopeless at the same time, but if it ever seems light hearted or vain, you're probably somehow missing its characteristic twisted irony.
SPARE ME is an abstract and exploratory reflection on the sweet paradoxes of human existence, especially the relation between the individual and the socially constructed world we live in. What does it take to be able to find joy in the things around us when we know that everything is a construction and that we all share the same impending doom? It won't give you the answers but you'll sure enjoy SPARE ME if you read it in the sun.
- If there’s a feeling of peace at becoming “one with nature” in these main images, the bare ink sketches passing by underneath undercut with hilariously bleak set-up/punchlines in the form of testaments about why they run: “I run to keep fit”/“Fit for a world of pain,” and “Mostly to keep the demons at bay”/“If I run fast enough, the emails will never catch up.” Both the characters in the margins and the main images are only holidaying in these serene images, and in the symbolism they imbue them with.
- Tom Baker (Broken Frontier)