Media, Texture, Impact, Soul, Layering, Creativity.
Pop Art is Derivative of pop music (alongside movies, advertising, packaging etc. generic popular culture of the 1950s and 1960s)
Pristine bubblegum pop 1990's early 2000's is not art?
"It has no soul" I hear people cry. "Autotune, computers! Set equations!" shout the others. A reaction whether positive or negative is a reaction nonetheless and the hatred this music can evoke in those "enlightened" few proves divisive.
Surely these are cultures worthy of examination, and discussion what happened during this time period? The art world shuns anything hinting at bubblegum pop worse than a foul stench as though there is no merit or worthiness within it's roots.