Government & Politics

5 artworks

  • Humans Are A Virus Designer Art Toy by Joan Cornellà Humans Are A Virus Designer Art Toy by Joan Cornellà

    Joan Cornellà Humans Are A Virus Designer Art Toy by Joan Cornellà

    Purchase Humans Are A Virus Designer Art Toy by Joan Cornellà Limited Edition Vinyl Sculpture Collectible Artwork by Pop Street Artist. 2023 Limited Edition of TBD Artwork Size 5x10.2 New In Box Printed Signature on Foot Humans Are A Virus is a designer art toy by Spanish artist Joan Cornellà. Known for his distinctive, darkly humorous, and often grotesque comic illustrations, Cornellà has a unique style that attracts a wide range of fans. The Humans Are A Virus art toy exemplifies his typical approach, combining social commentary with provocative imagery. The Humans Are A Virus art toy portrays the idea that humans, as a species, behave like a virus. It suggests that we have the ability to spread, consume resources, and potentially destroy our host – Earth. This toy is a visual representation of humans' negative impact on the planet and the environment. Made from high-quality materials such as vinyl or resin, the toy features a human figure with virus-like characteristics, reinforcing the concept behind the piece. The color palette used in the design is typically bold and vibrant, in line with Cornellà's signature style. This limited-edition collectible is targeted at fans of designer art toys and those who appreciate the artist's unique approach to satire and social commentary. The Humans Are A Virus art toy serves as a reminder of our responsibility to the planet and the need for a more sustainable way of living. It's important to note that the opinions and themes expressed in Cornellà's work are subjective and meant to provoke thought and conversation. As such, it may not be suitable for everyone's tastes.


  • Poopy Pants Designer Art Toy by Joan Cornellà Poopy Pants Designer Art Toy by Joan Cornellà

    Joan Cornellà Poopy Pants Designer Art Toy by Joan Cornellà

    Purchase Poopy Pants Designer Art Toy by Joan Cornellà Limited Edition Vinyl Sculpture Collectible Artwork by Pop Street Artist. 2021 Limited Edition of TBD Artwork Size 5x10.2 New In Box Printed Signature on Foot. Statue of a man in pink suit with fist up holding two signs reading: Stop Being Poor & Fiught The Power-Less.  Joan Cornellà's "Poopy Pants" Designer Art Toy is a testament to the audaciousness and satirical depth characteristic of much of today's pop and street art. This limited edition vinyl sculpture released in the spring/summer of 2021 presents a provocative and simultaneously comedic vision. Depicting a figure in a bright pink suit, pants embarrassingly pulled down to his ankles, the artwork wields a directness in its messaging. A bold sign draped over the figure's torso declares, "Stop Being Poor," juxtaposed with another sign he holds aloft proclaiming, "Fight The Powerless." The imagery here is rife with paradox and contradiction. On one hand, the call to "Stop Being Poor" might be a sarcastic commentary on the oversimplification of societal ills and the ignorance of those in power. On the other, the message to "Fight The Powerless" lampoons the misdirection of societal rage and the frequent scapegoating of those least equipped to defend themselves. The use of the pink suit, a non-traditional and flashy color, further emphasizes the piece's defiance of convention. Joan Cornellà's artistry delves into the sometimes uncomfortable realm of social commentary, forcing viewers to confront and question established norms and values. This vinyl sculpture, with its printed signature on the foot, serves as both a collector's item and a powerful conversation piece. Standing proudly at 5x10.2 inches, the "Poopy Pants" figure is emblematic of the continued evolution of pop and street art, blurring the lines between humor, commentary, and protest.


  • K-Love Green Art Toy by Joan Cornellà K-Love Green Art Toy by Joan Cornellà

    Joan Cornellà K-Love Green Art Toy by Joan Cornellà

    Purchase K-Love Green Art Toy by Joan Cornellà Limited Edition Vinyl Sculpture Collectible Artwork by Pop Street Artist. 2020 Limited Edition Artwork Size 5x7 New In Bag Printed Foot. Kim Jong-Un, the Supreme Leader of North Korea, is depicted in an unusual all-green suit, a creative take on his typically worn all-black attire. In his left hand, he gently clasps a small heart, and a faint smile softens his expression. In a striking fusion of political commentary and pop art aesthetic, the "K-Love Green Art Toy" stands out as a limited edition vinyl sculpture that captivates collectors and art enthusiasts alike. Crafted by Joan Cornellà, a renowned pop street artist whose work often toes the line between unsettling and humorous, this piece was introduced in 2020. It quickly became a sought-after item for its bold statement and vibrant execution. The sculpture is modest, measuring 4x5 inches, making it an intimate yet poignant addition to any collection. This vinyl artwork captures a distinctive portrayal of Kim Jong-Un, the Supreme Leader of North Korea, dressed not in his signature all-black ensemble but in an all-green suit. The choice of color could be seen as a playful twist on his usual public image or a more profound symbolic gesture towards life, vitality, or irony in the face of the leader's often austere demeanor. The Supreme Leader's typically stern facade is softened here; he is seen holding a diminutive red heart in his left hand and sporting a subtle smile. This dichotomy between the leader's usual representation and the gentle, almost childlike pose he strikes is emblematic of Cornellà's style, which often juxtaposes the grim facets of human nature with a deceptively cheerful visual narrative. Cornellà's work is characterized by its stark, often shocking, satirical edge, making bold statements through simple yet impactful imagery. This limited edition piece, which comes new in a bag with a printed foot, reinforces the artist's penchant for blending the macabre with the whimsical. "K-Love Green Art Toy" is not just a collectible; it's a slice of contemporary cultural commentary that challenges viewers to find the intersection of art, politics, and pop culture, encouraging a deeper look into the layers of meaning behind a seemingly straightforward figure. As it stands in silent conversation with those who encounter it, this artwork continues to resonate with the complexities and contradictions of the modern world.


  • Sale -31% Riot Cop 100% & 400% Be@rbrick by Brandalised x Medicom Toy x Banksy Riot Cop 100% & 400% Be@rbrick by Brandalised x Medicom Toy x Banksy

    Brandalism & Brandalised Riot Cop 100% & 400% Be@rbrick by Brandalised x Medicom Toy x Banksy

    Purchase Riot Cop 100% & 400% BE@RBRICK Limited Edition Medicom Vinyl Artwork Toy Collectable Art Figure by Brandalism. 2022 New In Box Brandalised x Medicom Toy x Banksy 2022 Medicom Toy Popular artist Banksy returns with the Riot Cop Bearbrick!  This is the third collaboration between Medicom Toy and Brandalism.  Water transfer technology ensures unique print placements.  The 100% and 400% size Bearbricks stand at 7cm and 28cm tall respectively.


  • Merica Ting Art Toy by Sket-One Merica Ting Art Toy by Sket-One

    Sket-One Merica Ting Art Toy by Sket-One

    Purchase Merica Ting Limited Edition Vinyl Art Toy Collectible Artwork by street graffiti artist Sket-One. 2021 Box Signed Limited Edition of 150 Artwork Size 7.5 inches Tall Displayed With Box.


Government & Politics Street Pop Art & Graffiti Artwork

Artistic Commentary on Government and Politics in Street Pop Art

Street pop art and graffiti artwork have long served as a visual language for political discourse and social commentary. The inherently public and accessible nature of these art forms makes them powerful tools for artists to express their views on government and politics. Whether splashed across city walls or displayed in galleries, these works often reflect the artists' perspectives on the political climate, societal issues, and power dynamics. The relationship between government and politics and street pop art is symbiotic. On one hand, the art form often thrives under the radar of official scrutiny, its rebellious streak a response to perceived overreach or authoritarian tendencies. On the other hand, it can serve as a sanctioned medium for political messaging, especially in more liberal societies that embrace public art as a form of civic engagement. Artists utilize this platform to spark debate, challenge authority, and inspire political action, sometimes at significant personal risk.

The Impact of Street Art on Political Expression

Street art's ability to reach a broad audience outside of traditional art venues makes it an incredibly effective means of political expression. Murals and installations often become local landmarks, drawing attention to the issues they portray and making political discourse a part of everyday life. The visual strategies employed by street artists—such as parody, satire, and symbolism—can distill complex political messages into impactful imagery that resonates with the viewer on an intuitive level. The political influence of street pop art and graffiti can be seen in its use by movements seeking to democratize public space and challenge dominant narratives. The art form's agility in adapting to the changing political landscape allows it to address immediate concerns and react to current events faster than traditional forms of political commentary. Its impact is magnified by the advent of social media, where images of political street art can go viral, reaching international audiences and becoming symbols of resistance and solidarity.

Street Pop Art as a Chronicle of Political Change

Over the decades, street pop art has chronicled the ebb and flow of political change from the protest movements of the 1960s to the present day. It often provides historical snapshots of the public sentiment during times of political upheaval. In societies undergoing rapid transformation or conflict, street art can document the aspirations and frustrations of the populace, often serving as a barometer for social tension. This art form also raises questions about the ownership and use of public space. By taking art out of the private realm and into the communal, street artists challenge the idea that government and authorities have ultimate control over visual and cultural expressions in public areas. This act of reclaiming space is a political statement, affirming the right to free expression and participation in the civic dialogue.
In summary, street pop art and graffiti artwork occupy a unique position at the intersection of art, politics, and public discourse. By engaging directly with the community and utilizing public spaces as canvases, these art forms democratize access to political expression and empower individuals and movements to communicate their messages powerfully and poignantly. As governments and politics evolve, so will the art that reflects and often challenges them, maintaining its role as a vital voice in the ongoing conversation about power, policy, and the people.
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