Wednesday, September 14, 2011
"From Zero to Hero", 2002 by the Singh Twins:Amrit and Rabindra
This portrait automatically called out to me because of David Beckham. This painting is a portrait of his family with Victoria Beckham showing leg and cleavage on a throne. The Singh twins are British Indians who fuse both cultures together in their paintings. I find this picture amazing because of the daring clothes that they allowed Victoria Beckham to be in, these clothes are not allowed in Indian culture. And as you can see the Beckhams are being lifted on a pile of gossip magazines, and being served by Soccer Players and Fashion Designers, again a stray from the norm of the Indian Culture. Which praises religious and political figures. The many hidden but obvious messages fuse the Indian beliefs into a modern view of how people today view celebrities as Gods or hierarchy.