'Is this the sign you’ve been looking for?’, ‘Keep fuckin smiling’ and ‘Love every day’ is the boggle eyed, buck-toothed, dribbling gum bleed of a trio by Bortusk Leer. The artist’s monster messages range from the absurd and profane to free advice on kindness and well-being.
On the street they assume the role of urban jesters, conveying an anarchic joie de vivre that’s contagious. Displayed indoors they’re a constant reminder to smile, not get too bogged down by life’s woes. And that’s a generous gift, especially nowadays. As it says on the artist’s Instagram bio. ‘Art’s not serious, being dead is.’