Melanated Monas: Ora et Labora
32 inches in diameter
Acrylic ink, acrylic paint and acrylic gouache on a high-quality custom-made circular wood panel
*This artwork ships from Canada*
Over the past ten years, Cornwall has focused on creating relevant progressive art. He has used a varied practice of combining hand drawings, digitally removing the human hand, and then forcing the element of the human hand back into the work. Using elements such as painting, wheat-pasting, screen-printing, installation, and drawing to explore the relationship between art, human rights, politics, sex, and freedom. Cornwall critically charts current political, social, and economic landscapes with compositions brimming with references to media, popular culture, music, and art history. He enjoys challenging what’s considered “common” and feels it is the duty of an artist to add beauty to the world while invoking the unending social responsibility to capture thought. Many of his influences include contemporary graphic realism, street art, and old comics, with a complimenting factor of mystery, often mirroring timeless depictions of pop culture. Each piece depicts an analysis of our obsession with beauty, age, and change.
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