Robin Clare - The Youth
Acrylic on paper. Framed.
70cm x 50cm
American culture has always influenced the island of Jamaica, just as in turn Jamaican culture has influenced American culture, through fashion, dance styles and music. The Bulls Eye series of paintings explore the coming together of these two very different cultures through large scale romaticised cinema poster like images taking inspiration from vintage comic book imagery and dancehall culture.
Paying homage to stories told to me by my grandparents and parents about childhoods spent eagerly anticipating the arrival of the latest comic book imports from the US, the series references a short run comic from the 1950's titled Bulls Eye by comic artist team Simon and Kirby, the comic followed the adventures of a western sharp shooter who also went by the name Bulls Eye.
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