Late Capitalism: Incredible Post-Apocalyptic Art by Michael Kerbow – Design You Trust

Late Capitalism: Incredible Post-Apocalyptic Art by Michael Kerbow


Based in San Francisco, Michael Kerbow is a versatile artist known for his proficiency in various artistic mediums, including painting, drawing, assemblage, and digitally manipulated photography.

Holding an MFA from Pratt Institute in New York, Kerbow’s creative endeavors delve into critical issues such as hyper-consumerism, climate change, and other ecological challenges stemming from our modern industrialized society. His work revolves around understanding the impact of these phenomena on our environment and the potential consequences for the future of our planet.

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His art serves as a platform for questioning the logic behind our collective pursuits, shedding light on the disparity between our desires and the tangible outcomes we produce. Through his allegorical representations of the contemporary world, he encourages viewers to contemplate the potential scenarios awaiting us in the future. Beyond their thought-provoking themes, Kerbow’s paintings captivate the eye with their rich use of color and intricate detailing, drawing the audience into a deeper exploration of the environmental messages embedded within his work.

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Michael Kerbow’s art has garnered national and international recognition, with exhibitions spanning across various venues. His work has also been featured in multiple publications, and he boasts two nominations for SFMOMA’s prestigious SECA award. Some of the notable institutions where Kerbow’s art has been exhibited include the Alexandria Museum of Art in Alexandria, LA, the Berkeley Art Center in Berkeley, CA, the Dennos Museum in Traverse City, MI, the Peninsula Museum of Art in Burlingame, CA, the David Brower Center in Berkeley, and the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, MT.

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