Mr Fame

Artwork on photopaper

The artwork of ROKA, in the style of Mr Fame, presents a multi-layered commentary on various themes and concepts that are deeply ingrained in our society. At first glance, the use of black templates for figures depicting politicians like Trump or Putin and apes, could be interpreted as a commentary on the power dynamics in society and the way in which those in power often dehumanize and objectify others. The apes in the artwork may serve as a metaphor for marginalized groups and their experience of being dehumanized by those in power. The use of apes as a representation of marginalized groups highlights the way in which power can be used to create a divide between those in power and those who are oppressed.

The colorful background with comic book parts and street art styles serves as a commentary on the superficiality and fleeting nature of power and fame. The use of these elements, which are often associated with popular culture and entertainment, emphasize how fame and power can be fleeting and superficial. The use of black in the templates contrasts with the colorful „pop art“ icons, particularly those from superhero comics, to highlight the contrast between the expectations and the reality of fame. The combination of political figures, apes and superhero iconography, suggest a commentary on the relationship between power, fame, and the role of the hero in society, and the manipulation of the masses. The use of superhero icons in the artwork may imply that those in power often present themselves as superheroes, while in reality, their actions are far from heroic.

The artwork overall appears to be a thought-provoking exploration of the nature of fame and power, and the way in which they are used to manipulate and control the masses. It calls into question the way in which society idolizes those in power, and how this idolization can lead to the dehumanization of marginalized groups. It also questions the role of the hero in society and how the concept of the hero is used to justify the actions of those in power. The artwork is a powerful reminder that true heroism is not about fame or power, but about standing up for what is right and fighting for the rights of marginalized groups.

Name Time: Mr Fame
Year: 2019
Material: Print on photopaper
Size: Different Sizes