JFK & JACKIE Monochrome Framed
100 x 100cm x 4cm tray frame
Stencil spray paint on canvas. 2018
Pure Evil explains that a chance email from a Chinese 'copy village' gave impetus to his 'Nightmare Series.' The village offered, via email, a list of artists it could reproduce, including three small jpeg images of Andy Warhol paintings. Warhol's entire artistic output has been distilled right down to three small 64 x 64 pixel thumbnails of Jackie Kennedy, Liz Taylor and an Electric Chair and this became the inspiration for a series of 'Nightmares' : doomed and dripping celebrity portraits. Why are they crying? "It's an illustration of the heartbreak and sadness we have all experienced in relationships in the past."