Desire Obtain Cherish : Drugs, Fame, and Art
The Bonfire of the Vanities.
LA-based artist Desire Obtain Cherish (DOC), aka Jonathan Paul was born in 1975 in Salinas, California.
Between engagement and provocation, subversion and (auto) derision, satire and sarcasm, Desire Obtain Cherish castigates through our society through a multifaceted and rebellious work that showcases our darkest our obsessions and addictions.
Sex, drugs, luxury, mass consumption, stereotypes dictate fashion, desire for fame or recognition via social networks … aka Jonathan Paul Desire Obtain Cherish tackles deadly sins of our society, armed with good challenge dose and cynicism. Lambasting our obsession for those brands that we learn to be desired, obtain and cherish from a very young age to become a strong social marker, her newborn already “overlookés” are placed at birth intravenously Prada, Chanel or Tom Ford. Gucci wrist handcuffs, their parents provide a cure pills Saint…
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