Paul Mc Carthy, Heidi Drinks, 2000
mixed media, painting, acrylic, perforated print – original work
McCarthy reproduces formal, obscene and macabre situations with a sense of drama. American child heroes such as Pinocchio and Heidi become psychopathic characters from horror movies with hallucinatory, sexual urges. Pop stars are the culprits of the tragedy behind rape, paedophilia and murder. Society is regarded as a social being and portrayed as one human body. Blood, sperm, sweat and faeces in an ominous setting denounce the allegedly infallible American myth.