I am a recently graduated BA Fine art student, this blog is intended to detail the ideas and construction of my studio practice. My work is about exploring the notion of taboo, censorship and obscenity. I recently started using digital manipulation, but primarily work in painting and drawing. My work often uses transgressive themes which contain nudity.If you are under 18 or feel you may be offended by this, please leave the site now. Thank you.
Saturday, 10 August 2013
Is Benson The Fresh Prince?
Benson the Fresh Prince. Upon reading an interesting essay on the
subtext within sitcoms (Hidden themes and narratives within popular
culture) i found a series of similarities between 80's sitcom Benson and
mid nineties sitcom TFPOBA. But a reversal has occurred. In Benson a
black American fleeing the effects of crime gets a job as a butler in a
mansion through artifice. In Fresh Prince a young
man flees the effects of crime and uses street smarts to get ahead. The
difference is the black family now owns the mansion. Work in progress .
Most of the main characters in Benson are the same, now replaced by
economically successful black characters. I think the very specific
character, location and environment replication is deliberate.