Politics and Pop Culture Through the Eyes of Mitchell MacNaughton

 - Jan 10, 2010   Updated: Jun 22 2011
References: coroflot
Pittsburgh-based Mitchell MacNaughton is a “young artist looking to get [his] work noticed,” according to his Coroflot profile. With these sketches, he is well on his way. MacNaughton sketches political leaders, like Obama and Ted Kennedy, and pop culture icons, like Conan O'Brien, in representative poses.

Mitchell MacNaughton's drawings are emotive of the backstory of each person and situation, and his political statements subtly shine through his work.

Implications - Politics and pop culture are two forces that are closely linked in the eyes of the public, especially in the wake of the most recent US election. Iconic figures in both worlds that are recognizable to the masses serve as the inspiration behind countless works of art, parodies, campaigns and editorials. In a society that is obsessed with this branch of culture, art that is infused with celebrity imagery attracts a broad range of consumers.