When Brooklyn artist Wizard Skull got ahold of a few original animation cels from classic cartoons like The Smurfs and My Little Pony, he of course had to put his own unique spin on them–a spin that includes raunchy debauchery, low brow humor, and tongue-in-cheek playfulness. His series Re-Animator, currently on display at Cotton Candy Machine, is Saturday morning cartoons with a twist, a bizarre world where Care Bears like to twerk, where smurfs get high, and where the Hulk can’t stop humping things. One animation cel at a time, Wizard Skull destroys our childhood.
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Even though I switched to Macs years ago, I still have a close, nostalgic connection with MS Paint. Back in the ’90s, before people learned how to pirate Photoshop, it was the go-to program for everything. You could edit photos with “cool” effects, whether it was the spray brush tool or the color filler tool, then save the photo and set it as the background of your desktop. It all felt pretty cutting edge at the time. But as our taste for photo manipulation tools grew more sophisticated, MS Paint became synonymous with the internet “low brow” aesthetic. No one actually expected anything created in MS Paint to look good, but that still didn’t stop some artists from choosing it as their unlikely digital tool of choice.
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