‘Mashers & Bang!’ is a playful and lively body of work featuring mashups with some of my favourite cartoon characters growing up. As a kid, I would try to recreate and capture the personality of different animations within sketches. I love exploring the different combininations of character features which bring a unique dynamic to the overall design.
As we grow up, so do our complications in life. We naturally encounter more uncertain and seemingly dreary scenarios compared to the simple elation of watching cartoons and animations, particularly at a young age. I've chosen this bright colour scheme to contrast the dark background in an attempt to embody the mindset of staying playful and optimistic in bleak times, where overcomplicated thoughts can easily become the default psyche in our day to day.
(100 x 50 cm)
acrylic on canvas