Brand New Me

2011 – 2016

Dimensions: 330cm x 200cm

Materials: Twenty pints of the artist’s blood on canvas

Maxwell Rushton | Brand New Me | (blood painting)

"I wanted to take commercial culture to an extreme.

I wanted to consume consumer culture before it consumed me."

The canvas depicts a monumentally sized logo made entirely of the artist’s blood. Using blood for its connotations of worship, the work can be seen as a sacrifice of biological matter to transcend into the metaphysical realm of the brand.

The logo itself originates from a simple set of marks which he’s been drawing since he was a child. Adapting such innocent marks into a logo is an act of commodifying his most primal expression.