Blog / 2017 / Angry Art

August 19, 2017

This painting is the result of years of watching Trump championing white supremacy, misogyny, and hatred generally, and it’s also obviously a direct response to the death and destruction in Charlottesville last weekend. But in a very real sense, this portrait comes from the French part of me, specifically the part that was piqued when I was interviewed about my art by Framablog recently and the French free culture blog asked if anything ever made me sad. I realized I don’t want to come across like some shiny happy robot, because not only is that not who I am but I also really dislike the shiny happy robot thing that happens to people through social media.

Donald Trump as a Tiki Torch is available as prints and t-shirts and things here and the original is also available for $1500. Contact me if you are interested in purchasing it.

Trump as a Tiki torch, a reference to his support of the white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017
Gwenn Seemel
The Light of the Right (Donald Trump as a Tiki Torch)
2017
acrylic on canvas
24 x 18 inches
UPDATE

November 8, 2017

This artwork is being used in ways that gross me out. My reaction was to paint Donald Trump again. This video explains why.

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