Cultural Appropriation

Jay, Age 16

  • Mixed media
  • Paper, acrylic, pen, pencil and collage
  • A1 landscape

For my GCSE I chose to study cultural appropriation in modern media, fashion and popular culture. I created a triptych with the central image being a culmination of the other two. I studied the religious painter Giotto and current fashion icon, Takashi Murakami. I merged my combined image over a collage of culturally appropriated images from magazines and gave my figure a halo of American money. I intentionally used mixed media to reflect the merging of genres, religions and cultures.