Monday, April 22, 2024

Shawn Huckins work is not digitally generated nor are they Photoshopped. Huckins painted each piece by hand, including the lettering. He continues his onslaught of social media based satire with his follow up series, The American __tier. Again marrying the prestige of fine art with the casual grammatical uncouthness of social media, Huckins flaunts an individual brand of artistic humor – not mention a great amount of skill and technique.

The American __tier series explores 19th century American painting and photography in context of 21st century lexicons – Facebook status updates, tweets, texting acronyms – that permeate today’s popular culture. The process is a methodical replication of the original work, each painted by hand followed by the superimposition of large white letters, also painted, of social media jargon.

Artist Website > shawnhuckins.com

Instagram > @shawn_huckins

 

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