My Ode to Mel
In his visual ode to Mel Ramos, one of his favorite pop-artists, Marwan Chamaa
wanted to expose superheroes with their guard down.
Chamaa captured them caught red-handed indulging in their favorite vice. The juxtaposition of these paintings is reminiscent of the iconic Mel Ramos nude celebrities with popular household items.
As typical with Marwan’s pop-art style, the series is bright, vivid, and meticulous.
Marwan emphasizes the duality of the superheroes’ identity by reversing the brands to reflect mirrored images that allude to the “other” side.
This homage to Ramos transforms the superhero figurines into celebrities provocatively posing with their bad habit indulgence.