From the exhibition: Heart iof Gold and Other Expensive Things

Jen Bekman Gallery | New York | 2006

From the gallery press release:

Teuton’s work is a fusion of pop culture, architecture, icons, fame, power, money, sex, and shopping. He channels his commentary and criticism of contemporary consumer culture (and his own complicity and pleasure in it) via status-obsessed birds who voice their designer desires and Hollywood dreams in thought-bubbles strewn across abstracted landscapes.

Jen Bekman remarks “Teuton’s work is funny and sharp. At its most obvious, the paintings lampoon label whores and status seekers. As a body of work, those themes remain at the forefront, but the undercurrent of alienation and unmet longing becomes more persistent.”