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Artist Paints Famous Comic Book Characters Giving Them a Dual Meaning

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Irish graffiti artist Robyn Ward decided to talk about politics and various other socio-economic issues using famous comic book characters as his transportation. His series Once Upon a Time is going back in time to explore adolescence and iinocence and how these are interrupted by drug culture, sociological issues and sexual mores. The works of art are combining the dark humour and the adult sensibility coming in total contrast with teen rebellion. What’s left in the viewer after seeing the works of art is an image of how our world has changed and how our values and beliefs have been altered.

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#1

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Everyone now is illegal, with white people always being legal.

#2

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America is a nutshell.

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#3

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If they exist (and they do) then why deny it?

#4

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Maybe some people would like to change his color, because he may be looking too womanish.

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#5

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Can you feel close to these characters now that they are being racist?

#6

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In a world where everyone is considered illegal if they cross another country’s lines, our answer should be that no human being is illegal.

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#7

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They’d rather kill themselves by playing Russian Roulette than be killed by illegal hunters.

#8

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 Anything to make life seem better.

The collection run from 10 – 13 May at HOFA gallery in London and this was just a preview of Ward’s work. You can check out more of his graffitis by visiting his website.

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