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REMAIN VIGILANT: Eric White's paranoid conspiracy theorist is imagining things...or is he?...

By Rob Wilkes

Ever get the feeling you are being manipulated by the media? Lied to by the elite? Forced to block alien mind control using a tin foil hat? The latter might need an adjustment of medication, but it’s undeniable that film, television and advertising play an important and not always altruistic role in our lives with the messages they communicate. Fear not though, for Eric White is keeping a vigilant eye out for anything underhand through his portrayal of a hyper-vigilant conspiracy theorist artist practising what he describes as Paranoid Social Realism.

White draws back the curtain to reveal a parallel Hollywood in All Of This Has Not Occurred, a world in which time periods, actors and genres are edited and distorted, films invented and reality re-imagined by a disturbed mind. Aside from his interesting subject matter, White is blessed with “damn I wish I could paint and draw like that” skill levels, and you can admire his mastery at Martha Otero Gallery in Los Angeles 

PENTAPLEX Coming Attractions [detail], 2013 Oil on canvas 84 x 144 inches

PENTAPLEX Coming Attractions [detail], 2013
Oil on canvas
84 x 144 inches