Failing Superheroes 2017

 

‘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 watching 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 now this painting, that aims to raise questions about our behaviour, our priorities and choices.

 

‘Captain America fails stopping inauguration Trump’ (2017); acryl on wood panel.

‘Aquaman fails saving the refugees’ (2017); acryl on wood panel.

‘Poison Ivy fails saving the rain forest’ (2017); acryl on wood panel.

 

All paintings are 83 by 83 centimeters (32,7 by 32,7 inch).