Painter JKB Fletcher produces some hyperrealsitic paintings that allude to some of the most recognizable comic characters of our time. Titled Dirty Faces, the series is somewhat provocative but has a very meaningful purpose. The Melbourne based artist explains below.
On Dirty Faces:
“Dirty Faces is a series of oil paintings depicting a figure painted in contemporary superhero colours, the superheroes symbolise the archetype of ‘the hero’, inspiration, aspiration, soul, spirit, personal reflection, growth and improvement. The flesh or skin represents people or a person. The process for this series involves painting a model in ‘face paint’, the paint is placed on the model in a crude manner to resemble the superhero. I stage the photo shoot and photograph the model. An image is chosen and painted on square, oil on linen.”
Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, curator and profuse sweater, he is responsible for the curatorial direction and overall voice of Quiet Lunch. The Bronx native has read at venues such as the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, KGB Bar, Lovecraft and SHAG–with works published in Palabra Luminosas and LiVE MAG13. He has also curated solo and group exhibitions at numerous galleries in Chelsea, Harlem, Bushwick and Lower Manhattan.