Quentin Tarantino, known for his intensely unpredictable movies and unique filming style, has been one of the world’s most distinguished writers, directors, and producers since the 1990s. Having written sixteen movies and directed nine, he has influenced underground and mainstream film like no one else. In his chaotic and entertaining violent scenarios, he successfully unpacks the underbelly of gun culture in the U.S.A.
Shaken Not Stirred – the ugly reality of the ’80s
The sculptures in this series are a critique of the celebration and glorification of excess in a post-rationalization of ’80s culture, where public political monsters hold power in our society.
These works have captured the ugliness of greed the 20th Century, of the pre-mindfulness generation, where an excess of money, drugs, alcohol and power perverted the course of justice or legitimised it. Inspired by the cult films of Quentin Tarantino, the glorification of gangsters in ‘The Godfather’, the sexual politics of James Bond and corruption by the secret service, the greed of Wall Street’s Jordan Belfort and the total ugly excess of money in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, these are the first works in the new series by British artist Debra, who was herself studying politics & working in advertising during the ’80s, before going on to study fine art at London’s prestigious CSM post-9/11.