John Kleckner

Untitled (Hercules)

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Untitled (Hercules)
John Kleckner
Untitled (Hercules)
2006
ink, watercolor, graphite on paper
222 x 131cm

In Kleckner’s work, humanity is a clumsy beast at odds with its surroundings. Untitled (Hercules) depicts the mythical hero as dumb nude, excessively muscled and void of expression, his Michelangelesque hand tweaking his tiny genitals as though checking they’re still there. Though rippling with strength, he seems softened and emasculated, aimlessly striding through a no-man’s land towards his certain doom.


     
 


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