Mixed-media artist Natalie Wong has created a beautiful and powerful poster series called Fast Love for an exclusive online exhibition. Drawing inspiration from the comic books of Roy Lichtenstein, the satirical and subversive images explores the commodification and devaluation of romance, mocking dating apps and their effects on romance and relationships and questioning whether their failure is caused by technology or by its users.
On her website, Natalie explains her motivation and hopes for the exhibition:
“As an artist I naturally self-isolate, but it feels unsettling when society at large is doing it too. I hope this work offers the viewer a moment away from the chaos of the past few months and provides an opportunity for some creativity, humour and a reminder of how we connect with each other.
Fast Love is a series of works that playfully blend iconic fast food staples and intimately human objects – creating a visual parody of contemporary dating culture. I noticed distinct similarities between the ease of access, disposability, addictive and consumer-orientated nature within fast food and dating apps. These references made for compelling visual cues within the narrative I wanted to explore.”