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New Photorealistic Paintings: Batman and Robin

Artist Simon Monk just tipped us off to his fresh new paintings. Adding to his already popular series, Secret Identity, Monk paints the dynamic duo Batman and Robin (otherwise known as Bruce Wayne and Tim Drake) as trapped toys. Check out those strong poses!

As he states, “Placed in carrier bags and hung on a hook in a domestic space they become recently purchased objects, robbed of their enormous power they wield in their narratives, their dynamic energy stymied.”

This set is currently being exhibited at Oh, Plastiksack!, an exhibition dedicated to the plastic bag as an art medium, at the Gewerbemuseum in Switzerland.

Simon Monk's website

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