End of the World

Brendan was awarded the Mark McCain Residency at OCADU in 2012!

  •   $100
    | 14"x11"
      Edition of 150
  •   $250
    | 20"x16"
      Edition of 50
  •   $500
    | 24"x20"
      Edition of 25
  •   $1,000
    | 40"x30"
      Edition of 5

The prints you receive are archival, chromogenic prints on a semi-matte paper with a longevity of 100+ years under normal light conditions.

The quoted dimensions refer to the paper size, and not the size of image contained within the paper. Each image is printed with a minimum 1/4" border to allow for framing, and ships with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.

Brendan George Ko
End of the World, 2011
from the series The Barking Wall

During the production of this image I was thinking a lot about the end of the world. I was reading a book about it at the time, and there was all this talk about "the end" going around in movies and on TV. Over that week, I started to construct this ghost-like figure in my studio. I was envisioning that big ghost from "A Christmas Carol" and "The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come”, especially the one from the Muppet version of story. That ghost represented a grimness of the future; it was haunting, the way the sound of clinking chains echoed, calling us to the dread from which it came. I wanted to make a lone figure, just as haunting as a representation of that ghost, and I wanted to end this body of work with a sense of dread, to lead into what I was planning for the next series which focuses on the Apocalypse.


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