The Brains and The Beauty
Piece description from the artist
Albert Einstein, meet Marilyn Monroe.
Troy's ‘Pop Hybrids’ are about, among other things, reduction—the reduction of personality into logo, the reduction of individuality into the collective, the reduction of photography into design. They are a subtraction of images—the recycling, re-using and reducing of two or more images into one iconographic collection of shapes.
This mesmeric series of work deals with popular iconography, ironic duality, and satirical juxtapositions. By portraying famous and infamous cultural icons inter-layered with one another, these highly lustrous and visually arresting pieces challenge the viewer to decipher the image while making sardonic, metaphorical, and sometimes philosophical, connections within.