Mao

“Mao” 毛 / 貓– 50x61cm- Oil on Canvas, 2002

Mao – political reformer and cultural revolutionary, communist leader Mao ZeDong meets Hello Kitty. In the postmodern anarchy of rhizomes and the hyperreal, every character of sufficient status becomes a cultural symbol with no reference; toggle headed toys and stickers are sold side by side – they have been reduced to decorations. Also commentary on how the power of Japanese cartoon Hello Kitty has usurped power from actual political leader.

毛/貓-毛澤東遇到凱蒂貓。毛澤東是位政治改革家、文化革命領導人、共產黨領導人。在超現實以及後現代混亂的基礎上,任何有高度身分地位的人物都會毫無由來的變成一種文化象徵。可替換頭部的玩具和貼紙並排出售,這些東西卻都已經淪為裝飾品。日本卡通人物凱蒂貓的影響力如何壓過真正的政治領導人物,該幅畫也是針對這種現象的一種詮釋。

Oil on Canvas Surrealism Oil Painting by Derek Murphy www.derekmurphyart.com

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