In ‘Cartoon Old Gods’ the artist has created a familiar Egyptian wall mural but this time with unexpected characters. Instead of seeing the usual pharaohs, foot servants, priests, scribes, and ladies-in-waiting we are presented with comic book characters. The figures depicted in famous works of art become ingrained in our subconsciousness, often taking on divine qualities. So, when we are presented with contemporary icons and figures in an archaic-looking setting, it feels like the goalposts have been moved. Just as the ancient Egyptians worshiped a pantheon of gods and had a strict hierarchy of social status, we too have our own contemporary ideas about who or what is important. But most of our ‘gods’ have no connection to the divine reals and are more related to our mundane human existence.
ORIGINAL PAINTING FOR SELL