'Trump X Magritte' Mixes the Politician into the Surrealist's Ouvre

By: Joey Haar - Jul 12, 2016
References: behance.net
Rene Magritte may not be alive to experience the surrealism of Trump 2016, but Brazilian artist Butcher Billy is, and he has created a surreal street art series entitled 'Trump X Magritte' in the style of the Belgian surrealist's ouvre.

In Trump X Magritte, paintings like "The Treachery of Images" (or Ceci n'est pas une pipe), "The Lovers," and "The Son of Man" have been remixed with some of the Trump campaign's most notable imagery, including, of course, images of the man himself. Some of the works in the series are overtly political, like the image of Trump that reads, "Ceci n'st pas un etre humain." Others are more roundabout, simply inserting Trump into Magritte's surrealistic scenes and inviting the viewer to draw his or her own conclusions.

In either case, it may sound surreal, but Trump 2016 is providing fuel for artistic expression.