Data + Design Project

Fusing Ancient Pre-Columbian Art with Pop Culture

Wednesday 04.10.2013 , Posted by
Share:

1 nadin-ospina_snoopy-woodstock-in-stone_collabcubed

Unaware that the Pre-Columbian sculptures he spent a lot of money on were fake, Nadín Ospina found a silver lining to the situation. He came up with a brilliant idea to make his own “Pre-Columbian” pieces that are a little more difficult to mistake for ancient. He sculpted famous cartoon characters like The Simpsons, Mickey Mouse, and Snoopy imitating the styles that ancient Aztec, Mayan, and Incan people used. The fusion between mass pop culture and ancient art is as funny as it is ironic, hinting at themes of globalization and corruption.

See Also ICONS RE-MIXED IN GHOULISH WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS

Ospina’s work will be on display at SUNY Purchase from April 28 to July 14, 2013 as part of a group show titled Pre-Columbian Remix at the Neuberger Museum of Art. If you can’t make it out, check out more of Ospina’s work on his website.

2 nadin-ospina_simpsons_colombian-art_collabcubed

3 nadin-ospina_simpsons_mickeymouse_snoopy_stone-sculptures_colombian-art

Via: Collabcubed.com

Share:
Paul Caridad

Written by Paul Caridad



Bicycled the perimeter of USA, hitch hiked across the States dressed as monk. Nomadic for the next few years. Would love to connect, so check out my links below! email: Paul@VisualNews.com

Follow on Facebook Follow on LinkedIn

Promoted Content

Speak Your Mind

*