This Painting Turns Nintendo Game Characters into L.A. Gang Members

 
 

Some famous video game characters from Nintendo become violent L.A. gang members in this epic painting by California-based artist Bob Dob. Titled “Barrels Of Fun”, the piece was created for his solo show last November called ‘Exit Home’.

In artist’s own words, “The narrative for the show was how numb the general public has become to violence through our entertainment. I took two very recognizable pop culture characters, Mario and Luigi, and removed them from their world and put them into ours as LA gang members. My studio mate at the time was Greg Simkins who helped with the graffiti. All the paintings from the show had elements of L.A. gang culture but this piece “Barrels of Fun” focused on the whole story in one shot.”

Limited edition prints are available here.

Artist – Bob Dob www.bobdob.com

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