When incorporated into Marcarson’s mixed media pieces, the insincerity of the images is palpable. Alive With Pleasure highlights our desperate attempts to find pleasure, contentedness or happiness and the simultaneous tendency to turn to crutches such as drugs, sex, alcohol, or other vices to convince ourselves we are happy. In the current Instagram culture, these hollow images of smiling faces ring particularly false.
ALIVE WITH PLEASURE 2019 Photos: CHARLES ROUSSEL
STUDIO PARTY 2019 Photos: CHARLES ROUSSEL