MEMENTO MEMES 2020

Art in lockdown.

Even though the increasingly challenging restrictions of a pandemic made it difficult to think straight or even work, most artists have used this time to explore their own tenacity. A series of popular-culture icons have emerged from or rather were restricted by the symbolic mask and represent the duality of a difficult situation. The lesson learnt was that sometimes restriction breeds creativity but it can also stifle it. 

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Memento Meme - Andy

Hand cut stencil and acrylic on canvas panel
30 x 30cm (unframed)

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Memento Meme - Frida

Hand cut stencil and acrylic on canvas panel
30 x 30cm (unframed)

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Memento Meme - Marilyn

Hand cut stencil and acrylic on canvas panel
30 x 30cm (unframed)

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Memento Meme - Cuckoo

Hand cut stencil and acrylic on canvas panel
30 x 30cm (unframed)

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Memento Meme - Grace

Hand cut stencil and acrylic on canvas panel
30 x 30cm (unframed)

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Memento Meme - Storm Trooper

Hand cut stencil and acrylic on canvas panel
30 x 30cm (unframed)

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Memento Meme - Eurythmic

Hand cut stencil and acrylic on canvas panel
30 x 30cm (unframed)

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Memento Meme - One Must Mask

Hand cut stencil and acrylic on canvas panel
30 x 30cm (unframed)

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Memento Meme - Bowie

Hand cut stencil and acrylic on canvas panel
30 x 30cm (unframed)