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Bad Painting 177

Bad Painting 177: Parents are showing their child a photo of a disabled person, who they say is their child's new teacher. They are filming the frightened reaction in order to share the footage on TikTok. (The New Teacher Challenge)

22.7cm x 30.5cm
acrylic on canvas
September 2020

About Bad Painting

'Bad Painting' comprises faux-naïf style artworks addressing real human atrocities, each featuring a descriptive text sourced from various headlines. Painted on canvases approximately laptop screen-sized, they employ bold brushstrokes to convey immediacy. Despite potentially discomforting content, they serve as vital records of humanity's darker aspects in the contemporary era. In today's turbulent world, with shifting societal norms, moral values, and political ideologies, their relevance, especially its textual component, is amplified, capturing the zeitgeist and reflecting societal shifts.

Importantly, each "Bad Painting" is not only a visual but also a linguistic entity. The incorporated texts, constructed from various headlines related to specific events, are an integral part of each work. Through this fusion of image and text, I invite viewers to delve not only visually but also linguistically into the deep corners of our collective reality.

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Bad Painting 363


Klaus Meine, Gottfried Helnwein und ein Junge.

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