United Kingdom, 1962


Feliks Culpa’s work revels in temporal, transient morality, the volatility of materiality and the market. Drawn with crude oil, the ‘Volatile Stock’ series surveys the price of everything and the value of nothing, creating a decaying portrait of unsustainable industries and endangered species including actors, activists, politicians, oil barons and oligarchs.

Depicting George W Bush halted mid-sentence, Jack Nicholson as a screaming rigger, former Saudi Deputy Oil Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud, and the baron of data mining, Mark Zuckerberg, ‘Volatile Stock’ is a divisive exploration of the sweet and the sour drawn from the well of humankind.