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The Pleix 2062 Exhibit Tackles Tough Societal Issues in Art

 - Aug 15, 2012
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In the Pleix 2062 exhibit, the designers guess at the future of our world, given the direction it is moving in today.

Food is shown in paintings to be block solid and bright-colored, which nods to the profit-squeezing and highly engineered food industry. Their look shows the high-fructose nature of nourishment that is mass produced. Saran-wrapped and spotlight-illuminated Ikea furniture hint at the lack of individuality that many exhibit by gravitating towards impersonal design options. Also compelling are portraits depicting long car queues on a scenic mountain path and crowded beaches that surround a slim sliver of 'ocean,' effectively slandering the concept of the tourism industry.

Pleix's abstract pieces serve as sharp dramatization of some social issues pertinent to today's times. They fittingly call it an "experiment with prophecy."