Robbed of their Enormous Superpower

Simon Monk (5)

“Secret Identity” is an on-going painting series by Simon Monk.

Notes about project by the artist (published on his website):

[…] each representing a plastic model of a famous superhero contained in a clear polythene carrier bag. Superheroes are icons of male power and potency whose comic book and film adventures see them engaged in epic battles across the universe, yes these mythic figures have another life as consumer objects to be found in commercial and domestic contexts. Placed in carrier bags and hung on a hook in a domestic space they become recently purchased objects, robbed of the enormous power they wield in their narratives, their dynamic energy stymied. Despite this reduction they remain irresistible in their cartoonish rage and pride.

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Artwork © Simon Monk

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