Secret Identity, A Photorealistic Comic Painting Series by Simon Monk

Bruce Wayne by Simon Monk

Bruce Wayne

Essex, England based artist Simon Monk conceals the masks that conceal the alter-egos of a few well known comic book heroes in his ongoing photorealistic Secret Identity painting series.

With the new addition of Bruce Wayne (Batman) and Tim Drake (Robin), Simon’s series has gone on display at the Gewerbemuseum for their Oh, Plastiksack! exhibit in Winterthur, Switzerland until Sunday October, 7 2012.

Placed in carrier bags and hung on a hook in a domestic space they become recently purchased objects, robbed of their enormous power they wield in their narratives, their dynamic energy stymied.

Tim Drake by Simon Monk

Tim Drake

Peter Parker by Simon Monk

Peter Parker

Clark Kent by Simon Monk

Clark Kent

images via My Modern Metropolis

via My Modern Metropolis

Written by Justin Page

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