ArtPainting

The Crude Genius of Artist Alfred Steiner (NSFW)

Artist Alfred Steiner is a rare breed—an artist and a lawyer (I believe that’s the first time I’ve written that). The New York-based artist spent 15 years working as a copyright and trademark lawyer so it’s appropriate that his art practice involves others’ intellectual property. For the past few years he’s created watercolour paintings of famous cartoon characters using a collage style; combining items you might find in a garage sale with bugs, drugs, and genitalia (heads up, there are lots of penises and other body parts below).

As you scroll through the work you may have to take a couple steps back from your screen to see the characters emerge. Squint a little, and suddenly a tazer, a crowbar, a donut and a worm are recognizable as Finn from Adventure Time.

 

Devil (Him)
Devil (Him), 2014, 30 1/8 x 22 3/4 inches, Watercolor on hot press paper
Crab (Sebastian)
Crab (Sebastian), 2013, 30 1/8 x 22 3/4 inches, Watercolor on hot press paper
Brothers (Finn and Jake)
Brothers (Finn and Jake), 72 x 80 inches, Watercolor on canvas
Big Sister (Dee Dee)
Big Sister (Dee Dee), 2015, 30 1/8 x 22 3/4 inches, Watercolor on hot press paper
Martian (Marvin), 2017, 30 1/8 x 22 3/4 inches, Watercolor on hot press paper
Martian (Marvin), 2017, 30 1/8 x 22 3/4 inches, Watercolor on hot press paper

 

Alien (Kang), 2017, 30 1/8 x 22 3/4 inches, Watercolor on hot press paper
Alien (Kang), 2017, 30 1/8 x 22 3/4 inches, Watercolor on hot press paper

 

Pegasus (Mobil), 2014, 43 5/8 x 63 5/8 inches, Watercolor on hot press paper
Pegasus (Mobil), 2014, 43 5/8 x 63 5/8 inches, Watercolor on hot press paper

 

Snail (Gary), 2013, 43 1/4 x 68 1/2 inches, Watercolor on hot press paper
Snail (Gary), 2013, 43 1/4 x 68 1/2 inches, Watercolor on hot press paper
Woman (Olive Oyl), 26 3/8 x 43 1/2 inches Watercolor on hot press paper
Woman (Olive Oyl), 26 3/8 x 43 1/2 inches, Watercolor on hot press paper
Cat Devouring Bird (Sylvester and Tweety), 42 1/4 x 60 1/2 inches, Watercolor on hot press paper
Cat Devouring Bird (Sylvester and Tweety), 42 1/4 x 60 1/2 inches, Watercolor on hot press paper
Crab (Mr. Krabs), 2014, 30 1/8 x 22 3/4 inches, Watercolor on hot press paper
Crab (Mr. Krabs), 2014, 30 1/8 x 22 3/4 inches, Watercolor on hot press paper
Rebus III (Mirror Roo), 2016, 30 1/8 x 22 3/4 inches, Watercolor on hot press paper
Rebus III (Mirror Roo), 2016, 30 1/8 x 22 3/4 inches, Watercolor on hot press paper
Princess and Steed (Bubblegum and Rainicorn), 2017 31 3/16 x 36 7/8 inches Watercolor on hot press paper
Princess and Steed (Bubblegum and Rainicorn), 2017, 31 3/16 x 36 7/8 inches, Watercolor on hot press paper
Squid (Squidward), 2013, 30 1/8 x 22 3/4 inches, Watercolor on hot press paper
Mutually Assured Destruction (Elmer and Marvin), 2011, 60 x 42 inches, Watercolor on hot press paper
The Town Musicians of Bremen (Eeyore, Scooby, Garfield and Foghorn), 2011, 66 x 42 inches, Watercolor on hot press paper
Rebus II (Krusty), 2015, 30 1/8 x 22 3/4 inches, Watercolor on hot press paper
The Entombment of Kenny, 2012, 44 x 66 inches, Watercolor on hot press paper