‘Trumtin Portrait’ (2018)
Reimagined “Arnolfini Portrait” by fabulous artist Jan van Eyck
In my piece, Putin and Trump are forging their special ‘relationship’ whilst the sheep, represensting the media, watches but seemingly powerless. •
The handcuffs that replace P’s right hand symbolises his authoritarian edge.
T is Pregnant with skulls which could be interpreted as the potential harm that may result from such a union. •
Hannity in the background proclaiming “emojis making your kids gay’ articulates the level of disinformation abundant in the fake news generation. •
Melania is present yet mute. •
Paulmeddler23 is in the mirror, watching over the ‘special relationship’, and the artists signature on the wall confirms that the watching will be lasting, however, the cracks in the wall suggests this disruptive era is taking its toll on the artist and perhaps the world. •
P’s two faces is self-explanatory, as is the duplicity present throughout this piece.