Examining masculinity and power, Scott Scheidly’s paintings re-contextualize real and fictional villains. Elsewhere in Scheidly’s practice, he injects the grotesque into floral motifs, further underscoring the painter’s knack for satire and subverting expectations. The artist’s humor is also evident in his short bio: “At age four I attempted my first art project by devouring a 10 pack of crayons thus turning my diaper into a Jackson Pollock.”
On the “Pink” series, in particular: “Hollywood celebrities, and contemporary politicians bathed in hues of pinks and purples, Scheidly’s work presents a satirical analysis of power, corruption, celebrity and masculinity,” Spoke Art says. “Through his exploration of color theory and sexual identity, Scheidly presents an important contemporary discussion of societal norms masked in a veil of humor and shock value.”
See more of his work on his site.