Gardar Eide Einarsson
Texts by Matias Faldbakken, Karl Holmqvist, Steven Parrino, and Oscar Tuazon
Karma, New York, 2014
12 × 8 1/4 inches
Edition of 1,000
“I’ve been imprisoned once and that was in 1991 or 1992, before or after Christmas, I don’t remember.” A stark, black and white publication, The Mess includes nearly 80 paintings by Einarsson that explore the relationship between authority and rebellion through visual signs and symbols taken from sources ranging from popular culture to political iconography to utopian ideologies.