Monday, 18 August 2014

RODOLFO LOAIZA + DISNEY







I'm so behind on this! Mexican artist Rodolfo Loaiza first exhibited his Disney re-imaginings this time last year at the La Luz De Jesus gallery in LA, well, Hollywood in fact.  I only discovered him a couple of weeks ago after someone posted a picture of one of his pieces on Instagram.  I've been obsessed ever since.  I'm obviously a huge Disney fan, and I love the way he puts a twist on the fairytale endings and messes around with context.  Cinderella cooing over a McQueen shoe, a bodaciously Botticellian Sleeping Beauty relaxing next to a Bambi-type deer with two heads, the sweet marriage of the two Prince Philips, Belle and Princess Jasmine snogging (god I can't wait for the first gay Disney film), and how could I not fall for an Aurora/Edward Scissorhands mash up?

I also love these portraits below of some of the most famous characters as tattooed fans of pop culture. Belle in particular looks like a Daria-esque dream girl. Check out Rodolfo's instagram for more.




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