by Lost At E Minor in New Art on Friday 22 August 2014

Artist Jose Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros has ONE wicked imagination. In his mind, those squeaky clean Disney characters we all grew up with are actually secret drug users, with a penchant for making it with the same sex. Well, some of them anyway.

It’s all part of his new Profanity Pop exhibition which is currently running at the La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles (until August 31) and, according to the write-up on his website, ‘pays tribute to specific historical works that have inspired many generations. Universal themes are once again narrated by beloved animated characters, but in the guise of the divine and with all the fragility of martyrs. Away from the paradise of happy endings, the pastel sprinkled drama takes on a vulnerability that juxtaposes subversively with situations never similarly interpreted’.

Fun, indeed.