Jack Cusumano


Cute King Painting

I love the designs of the cuties from tonight’s episode of Adventure Time (“Conquest of Cuteness”, episode 301). I made this painting of the Cute King after watching the episode. Enjoy! Might make a print of it sometime soon…

-Jack

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The Autumn Society Presents: Shell Shock

The Autumn Society is putting together an art show called Shell Shock, featuring artwork inspired by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Here’s my submission, TMNTA, a tribute to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures comic series from Archie Comics in the ’90s.

-Jack



Artist Spotlight: Kehinde Wiley

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So this isn’t exactly breaking news – Kehinde Wiley has been making a big splash in the art world for years now – but he’s still my favorite contemporary painter, and still going strong. As an art major, I appreciate both the classical technique and historical iconography that goes into these paintings, as well as the way he pulls them into the post-(post?)-modern present by focusing on young, black urban subjects. It’s not just a flat, mechanical exercise in traditionalist technique, either – he has a tremendous command of color, incorporating gorgeous, vibrant color schemes from contemporary culture. If you have a chance to see these works in person (which I have not), you will also remark at their imposing size (some are as wide as 300 inches across). All of these elements combine to transform what could have easily been a shallow, one-dimensional gimmick into a remarkably relevant and utterly elegant statement.

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