His Twisted Paintings Are Dividing The Art World… I Can See Why!
Barry Kite considers himself a thief. Not a burglar in the traditional sense as in taking things that don’t belong to him. He’s more of an artist, but he has issue with that title as well. He prefers to be called an art thief.
He takes the likes of Leonard Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa or Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam and sets them against modern settings. His work are fun collages that reproduces the classics and reimagines them in social or politcal parody. For example, imagine the Mona Lisa and Van Gogh’s self portrait going for a spin in a convertible or Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel masterpieces playing a game of basketball.
“My work is based on found iconographic imagery from painting, photography and popular media initially via discarded books and magazines but of late: the internet,” says Kite.
One thing is certain, after seeing his work, you may never look at art the same way again.
Next, surreal collages.
Source: Design Taxi