Aled Lewis Creates Art Works That Mock First World Problems

By: Jana Pijak - Jun 26, 2014
References: aledlewis & aledlewis
Entitled 'First World Problems', this meme-inspired art piece by Aled Lewis is a humorous recreation of Roy Liechtenstein famed crying woman painting.

This framed screen print is a signed and numbered edition of 50 and measures 420 x 594 millimeters. The eye-catching art piece is hand-made in London, England and is presented as part of the "Memes" group show, an exhibit that features over 100 artists at Gallery 1988, Melrose, Los Angeles.

Mashing up pop culture inspirations with modern meme imagery, the 'First World Problems' painting by Aled Lewis mocks our generation's minuscule everyday problems. In this instance, a woman is depicted crying with the words "My sandwich is too full and now it's hard to eat" superimposed with her image.