the show’s not fiction…

info on my upcoming solo show. along with this show will come an updated website and portfolio, so stay tuned!

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“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it without a sense of ironic futility.”
Errol Morris

The Heroes of Non-Fiction
New work by Mike Bertino, exploring the nature of self-reinvention and the growing cultural demand for self-made protagonists.
By removing the line that separates fact and entertainment, expertise and the uneducated, Bertino layers commentary and insight on a generation raised by cartoons, videogames, and media. He creates a world so overloaded with cultural options and noise, all information is equalized in strength of voice and merit.  A world where aesthetics and charisma determine truth so harshly, that self-worth, cultural-history, and reality give way to interpretation and a void of intellectual neglect.

“A hero is someone who rebels or seems to rebel against the facts of existence and seems to conquer them.”
Jim Morrison

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on other news… I’m working on a piece for the new fantagraphics Beasts book. the new book has some really awesome artists in it! AND- I just spent a week in portland. pics and news from that coming soon.

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One Response to “the show’s not fiction…”

  1. Ben Newman Says:

    Mike! Your work is totally amazing. I’m drooling. It’s incredible.

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