This original artwork by Cain Studios (Oliver Cain) titled 'Funny Joe' is mixed media on canvas. One of a kind original artwork signed and dated by artist.
Size: 310mm (W) x 410mm (H)
About the artist:
Oliver Cain is an English born/New Zealand Artist. His work covers a broad range of topics as it changes and develops as well as a wide range of materials. His artworks, subverted linguistic paintings, ceramic sculptures and installations, bear a certain physicality and push the boundaries between conceptualism and post-pop art. The creative process behind Cain’s artworks is the most important thing and therefore his artworks can be made of anything and take any form. Appropriated everyday objects transform stereotypes and famous art historical references become twisted. As proud member of the queer community, Cain uses his work to examine, question and criticize the relationships between gender, (homo)sexuality and societies’ misconceptions about those themes. But, despite what it might look like to the contemporary spectator, a purely erotic and queer reading of the work would be misguided. There is an universal profundity at play revealing itself slowly for those willing to look and feel. Oliver has work held in The Wallace Arts Trust Collection; won the Eden Arts Art School Award 2019; won both the Tuatara Ceramic Award, as well as the Overall Supreme Award in the ECC NZ Student Design and Craft Awards 2019 and has had work in Sculpture Onshore 2018.