Shawn Huckins Txtes “The American Revolution Revolution”

Shawn Huckins‘ acrylic paintings illustrate the past and present status of the American technological revolution in shorthand; intricately replicated 18th century portraits superimposed with an abbreviated text message. The result spawns a Pandora’s box of philosophical questions and meanings that have neither easy answers nor simple explanations. The paintings are humorous antidotes doused in a seriousness that speaks to the deterioration of human interaction and community.

Would Ulysses S. Grant update his Facebook status after gauging a Confederate soldier’s eye out with a bayonet? Picture Harriet Tubman with an Iphone texting Fredrick Douglas as they work in cahoots. How many likes would George Washington get, and what would Benjamin Franklin LMAO about, smoking that good stuff?

Huckins lives in Denver, Colorado.

BF's Comment: Laughing My Ass Off 2012 acrylic + pencil on canvas 29 x 23.75 in (74 x 60 cm)
BF’s Comment: Laughing My Ass Off
2012
acrylic + pencil on canvas
29 x 23.75 in (74 x 60 cm)
Elizabeth Oliver: If I Don't Get Invited To Some Shitty Rooftop Party Where I Drink Too Much And Fall Into Someone's Mouth, I'll Be Pissed Off! 2012 acrylic + pencil on canvas 52 x 40 in (132 x 102 cm)
Elizabeth Oliver: If I Don’t Get Invited To Some Shitty Rooftop Party Where I Drink Too Much And Fall Into Someone’s Mouth, I’ll Be Pissed Off!
2012
acrylic + pencil on canvas
52 x 40 in (132 x 102 cm)
Washington: Laughing Out Loud 2012 acrylic + pencil on canvas 36 x 24 in (91 x 61 cm)
Washington: Laughing Out Loud 2012
acrylic + pencil on canvas
36 x 24 in (91 x 61 cm)
Portrait of The American Gentleman 2010 acrylic on panel with found frame 26.75 x 22.75 in (68 x 58 cm)
Portrait of The American Gentleman
2010
acrylic on panel with found frame
26.75 x 22.75 in (68 x 58 cm)
Isaac Royall's Comment: What The Fuck? 2012 acrylic on canvas 36 x 28 in (91 x 71 cm)
Isaac Royall’s Comment: What The Fuck?
2012
acrylic on canvas
36 x 28 in (91 x 71 cm)

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