MEYER VAISMAN, 1982, process ink on canvas

This Venezuelan artist settled in New York during the 80s. He was inspired by pop art and made use of mechanical reproduction techniques and existing imagery. As member of the Neo-Geo movement he criticized, often in a cynical way, consumerism, commercialization and socio-economic inequality in the society. In this, he questions both the role of the artist and the artwork itself.

Left Behind dates from the beginning of the American Neo-pop culture. It testifies of social criticism and the artwork also shows the typical method in which Meyer Vaisman processes this type of image formation. The artist who emphasizes his time evolution, adds an extra dimension to his work. With an accumulation of several stretchers, Vaisman multiplies his work to a voluminous whole – almost sculptural – and all the more critical in the image.