my white trash family by Kim Alsbrooks Friday, October 10, 2014


Kim Alsbrooks, a Philadelphia based artist, has been painting miniature portraits on beer cans and fast food containers for her past ten years, developing her series my white trash family.
The series was developed in the middle of her frustration related to class distinction, probably guided by a combination of myth, history and a touch of sentimentalism about old wars and social structures.
In the act of portraying figures that we usually see in museums, the artist is challenging our perception of social elite by contrasting today's society with that of the past.

The result might seem quite shocking at first sight, but thinking of our social life, representation of it and whatever is related to this topic, we are forced - or at least, stimulated - to reflect about the development of society.


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