The King of Pop

80 x 100 cm - Mixed Medium

A tribute to Michael Jackson, recognized as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century—an American singer, songwriter, and dancer who held the title of the world’s most popular entertainer in the early and mid-1980s.

In the painting, you can discern a “Medusa” aesthetic. Medusa, though conventionally seen as beautiful, turns those who gaze upon her into stone. Interestingly, Medusa, like Michael Jackson, is not inherently malevolent; she is innocent and a victim. Similarly, Michael Jackson faced unjust judgment based on his appearance, skin tone, and plastic surgery choices. It’s important to note that he grappled with the skin condition vitiligo, explaining his concern for his complexion, and underwent nose surgery after an injury during a performance.

Many unfounded rumors circulated about his character and personality. The parallel drawn here encourages us not to judge individuals solely on surface appearances. Both Medusa and Michael Jackson possess beautiful souls, a sentiment captured in this painting inspired by Salvador Dalí.