Jon Michaelis, ‘Elvis’, 2016, TLV Art Gallery

Probably the most famous personality in the world of popular music in the 20th century, is presented in this portrait. Elvis courageously broke with the norms of his era and was largely responsible for the emergence of the new "pop" culture that he heralded and its influence extending up until the present-day.
Jon has used contemporary graffiti-like "zany "imagery in his hair and clothing suggestive of Elvis's innovativeness and individuality.
The stars and stripes painted behind the figure remind us of the American national flag… reflecting the place of his birth.

Paint on both sides of the glass increases the sense of three- dimensionality in the art-work.

Signature: by artist

About Jon Michaelis