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The Essence of Vegan Purity, 2006

Ink and paint on paper
12 5/8 × 8 1/8 in
32.1 × 20.6 cm
About the work
Exhibition history
The Studio Museum in Harlem
New York
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Collection Julie Kinzelman and Christopher Tribble, Houston

Collection Julie Kinzelman and Christopher Tribble, Houston

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Courtesy the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York
Trenton Doyle Hancock
American, b. 1974
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Since the early 21st century, Trenton Doyle Hancock has been merging comic book narratives and abstraction in his vibrant, dizzyingly detailed prints, drawings, and mixed-media paintings, in which he explores the struggles within himself and in our world. For the first nine years of his career, he focused on the creation of an epic, allegorical tale, shaped, in part, by the Biblical stories with which he grew up. Each of his works is a part of this ongoing drama, in which beehive-like “Mounds,” representing, in his words, “the Earth and stability,” battle with skeletal “Vegans,” who he describes as “a mob…unleashed to upset that stability.” Representative of the ongoing strife among humans, his compositions are full of words, colors, and his imaginative characters. Recently, Hancock has turned more inward, producing autobiographical works featuring himself as the protagonist.

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About the work
Exhibition history
The Studio Museum in Harlem
New York
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Collection Julie Kinzelman and Christopher Tribble, Houston

Collection Julie Kinzelman and Christopher Tribble, Houston

Image rights
Courtesy the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York
Trenton Doyle Hancock
American, b. 1974
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Since the early 21st century, Trenton Doyle Hancock has been merging comic book narratives and abstraction in his vibrant, dizzyingly detailed prints, drawings, and mixed-media paintings, in which he explores the struggles within himself and in our world. For the first nine years of his career, he focused on the creation of an epic, allegorical tale, shaped, in part, by the Biblical stories with which he grew up. Each of his works is a part of this ongoing drama, in which beehive-like “Mounds,” representing, in his words, “the Earth and stability,” battle with skeletal “Vegans,” who he describes as “a mob…unleashed to upset that stability.” Representative of the ongoing strife among humans, his compositions are full of words, colors, and his imaginative characters. Recently, Hancock has turned more inward, producing autobiographical works featuring himself as the protagonist.

The Essence of Vegan Purity, 2006

Ink and paint on paper
12 5/8 × 8 1/8 in
32.1 × 20.6 cm
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