Wedneday Wolf Deglamorizes Pop Culture Characters in His Artwork

By: Simal Yilmaz - Published: Jan 14, 2013 • References: wednesdaywolf and visualnews
The Seattle-based artist Wednesday Wolf utilizes his signature watercolor technique to disfigure and demonize pop culture icons. His illustrations range in characters from cartoons and video games such as Yoda, Hulk, Megaman, Spiderman, Hobbes, Luigi and Mario. Wednesday Wolf’s character figures are weakened and decayed to have faint limbs and ghoulish anatomies as a reaction to their original muscular, happy and charismatic looks as well as heroic personalities.

They are de-glamorized in a way that corresponds with the artist's view on not taking one’s self too seriously. To rid one’s self of their ego and to become genuine is an admirable view, which Wednesday Wolf reflects explicitly in his art work. Within these illustrations he decomposed icons of their heroic, all-capable figures and recreated them in a new, uncharismatic and ghoulish vision.