Aaron Elvis Jupin has a mild obsession with classic animation…and vintage porn. Though usually not mentioned in the same sentence, the two stand as influential imagery for the Los Angeles-based artist’s paintings.
Jupin abstracts thick line work and background imagery from cartoons and comics – think classic Disney animation – painting and piecing together a larger work that gives all new meaning to the familiar visual language acquainted with early animation. Drooping white flowers, Donald Duck-like feet and beaks, and cartoon rope all make appearances either on canvas or over the faces and bodies of the women found in the pages of Jupin’s vast collection of vintage “Pocket Pornos.”
We spent some time in the studio with Jupin, where we got to know the artist a little better for his upcoming feature in issue 08 out April 23rd.
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