Robert Pruitt On Guns

Haven’t done an art post in a while.  Here’s some randomness:

The biographical statement from the artist’s website:

Robert Pruitt is an artist living and working in Houston TX. He makes drawings and sculptures about the complexity of black identity by combining contrasting signs and imagery of disparate Black influences and aesthetics. He layers Science Fiction, Hip Hop, comic books, and black political and social struggles into layered portraits of his friends and community.

Robert Pruitt’s website can be found – HERE

The drawings of people on his site actually look really good.  The sculptures and staged pictures though are just so predictably random, I’m not impressed.

I’ll admit the Bubblegum M-16 does look pretty neat.  Nothing I couldn’t do with an airsoft gun, $20 worth of gum, a few possible cavities though.

Thoughts?

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Josh November 22, 2011 at 06:46 am

These look like more good examples of how you can call ANYTHING art. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go “art,” shower, and shave.

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Frank November 22, 2011 at 10:51 am

Different strokes for different folks, with that said, I agree with above. If this is art, then half the internet is art, which is basically porn anyhow.

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ExurbanKevin November 22, 2011 at 08:43 am

Way, way, WAY too obvious. He’s using a hammer where a scalpel would suffice. Good art is challenging, it invites further review and introspection. This stuff makes billboards look subtle.

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Jusuchin (Military Otaku) November 22, 2011 at 09:17 am

Agree with Kev. I’ve seen better art by my baby cousin.

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Todd S November 22, 2011 at 02:35 pm

You or I *could* do this stuff… but we aren’t artists. We work for a living. Well, some of us…

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Ernest Young November 22, 2011 at 02:48 pm

The last one with the gold plated Ekol blank guns is amusing. Especially when you consider that those Firats (92f replicas), are probably worth less than the expense of the gold plating (labor and materials).

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NotWagner November 22, 2011 at 07:06 pm

The fuck is the deal with the zipperface hoodies? Really…really? Makes you look like a giant walking dick, complete with peehole.

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matt November 23, 2011 at 03:37 pm

Thoughts? Yea, where is my ENDO bling-blang BIG ASS CHAIN?

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