Aspencrow is a contemporary artist known for his striking and provocative sculptures that explore the intersection of celebrity, consumer culture, and identity. Born in the United Kingdom in 1979, he grew up in a creative family and developed a passion for art at a young age. Aspencrow began his artistic career as a graffiti artist, but soon transitioned to creating sculptures and installations. One of Aspencrow's most well-known works is his sculpture of American actress and model, Scarlett Johansson. The piece, entitled "Black Widow," is a hyper-realistic sculpture of Johansson's head and torso, cast in silicone and fiberglass. The sculpture captures Johansson's likeness in incredible detail, from her flowing hair to the subtle contours of her face. The piece is also strikingly lifelike, with the artist going to great lengths to create a sense of presence and vitality in the sculpture. "Black Widow" caused a stir when it was first unveiled, with some critics accusing Aspencrow of objectifying Johansson and perpetuating harmful stereotypes about women. However, the artist defended the work, arguing that it was intended as a commentary on the way that celebrity culture reduces individuals to mere objects of desire. Aspencrow has also noted that the sculpture was inspired by Johansson's role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where she plays a powerful and complex female character. Aside from "Black Widow," Aspencrow has created numerous other sculptures that explore similar themes. Many of his pieces depict iconic figures from popular culture, such as Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley, but often with a twist that challenges our preconceived notions of these figures. Aspencrow's work also frequently incorporates elements of technology, such as digital projections and animatronics, which add an additional layer of complexity and interactivity to the pieces. In recent years, Aspencrow has exhibited his work at galleries and museums around the world, and has gained a significant following among collectors and art enthusiasts. His sculptures continue to spark conversation and debate, challenging viewers to think critically about the role of celebrity in contemporary society and the ways in which we construct and perform our identities.
Purchase In Case of Injustice Archival Pigment Fine Art Limited Edition Print on 290gsm Moab Entrada Paper by Modern Pop Street Graffiti Artist Aspencrow. Archival Pigment Print on 290gsm Moab Entrada Fine Art Paper with an Archival Film Overlay Size: 20 x 20 Inches Release: August 30, 2021 Run of: 35