It is hard to believe that even those who were born in the 90’s are now in their mid-twenties. Time has passed by so fast that even those daily familiarity, which a generation of us share in memory, are fading, if not already gone.
I remember watching YTV every morning before I went to school. I was a big fan of the Cartoon Network and grew up with cartoons such as Dexter’s Laboratory and Animaniacs. It is sad to realize that children nowadays don’t know these characters anymore. These cartoons were not only “a ritual for the masses”, but they also represented the popular culture at the time.
Bringing us back to those days with characters which have been manipulated to become “new and
compelling visual narratives”, Over the Influence presents the works by JERKFACE in their latest exhibition entitled “Saturday Morning”.
JERKFACE’s works not only re-imagines our childhood memories by including a load of comic characters, but he uses his paintings to reflect on the fun, optimistic and youthful feelings which we all feel when we see these familiar animated faces.
JERKFACE “Saturday Morning” Exhibition
20th October to 10th December, 2016
Over the Influence: 1/F, 159-163 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong