Guy Hepner is pleased to present the ‘PoPlitically Incorrect‘ Exhibition, an expression of the artist Saint Hoax. The artist has made waves across the Internet this year with a project as unique as it is culturally relevant. This exhibit consists of a series of illustrations from depicting prominent world leaders in drag, to expired meat found in the local super market or even as participants doing the unimaginable.
Included in the ‘PoPlitically Incorrect’ Exhibition by Saint Hoax are artworks focused anywhere from Russia’s Vladamir Putin, titled Vladdy Pushin’, to America’s former President George Bush, titled Georgia Buchette. Here the government chiefs are reworked into female forms, wearing ornate jewels and extravagant hairdos. Struck by the richness of the glamor oriented culture, Saint Hoax subsequently bridged a connection to the bureaucratic sphere. Hoax began his series of political drag Queens as a mere reflection of the current political situation that has taken its toll not only on the Arab region, but also on the entire world. “I perceive the idolized political/religious leaders as performers, and quite frankly, they’re no longer entertaining.” explains Hoax. “Like drag queens, political/religious leaders are expected to entertain, perform and occasionally lip-sync a public speech. But unlike drag queens, the fame hungry leaders don’t know when to take their costumes off.”
Other works by Saint Hoax in the ‘PoPlitically Incorrect’ Exhibit, such as Expired Meats, feature Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama heads wrapped inside a package for raw meat, ready to be displayed to the public in a super market right next to your ground beef and pork chops. The artist compares the ethics of eating meat being quite similar to those of politics. Hoax says, “People carefully choose their meat in accordance to their religious values; the way they would choose a leader. If religion doesn’t apply, social morals govern that decision.”
Artist Saint Hoax combines tangible and digital mediums, such as a technique called lenticular printing, to create these beautiful visual lies that tell an ugly truth. Lenticular printing allows the artwork to change as the image is viewed from different angles.