Failing Superheroes 2017-2020

‘Failing Superheroes’ is a series of satirical paintings. The superheroes, who normally save the world in the nick of time, fail to save us from the real disasters that are happening right now. The series aims to provoke dialogue and promote awareness about how we entertain ourselves with movies where superheroes save us from fictional problems, instead of contributing to the solutions to our real time disasters.

For example, over 33.293 refugees died trying to reach Europe (Der Tagesspiegel, 9-11-2017); while Aquaman the movie made a 550.000.000 Dollar worldwide (Filmtotaal, 27-12-2018). Of course there is no direct connection between Hollywoods Aquaman and refugees. Accept for this painting. This aims to raise questions about our behaviour, priorities and choices.

‘Batman versus Corona’. 2020. Acryl on round canvas. 91 by 91 centimeters (35,8 by 35,8 inch).

‘Captain America fails America’. 2017. Acryl on wood panel. 83 by 83 centimeters (32,7 by 32,7 inch).

‘Aquaman fails the refugees’. 2017. Acryl on wood panel. 83 by 83 centimeters (32,7 by 32,7 inch).

‘Poison Ivy fails the rain forest’. 2017. Acryl on wood panel. 83 by 83 centimeters (32,7 by 32,7 inch).