When you think of Disney, you always imagine those beautiful, deeply emotional fairy tales where everyone always lives “happily ever after”. Well, this Mexican visual artist José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros has just destroyed it for us. Specializing in pop culture, Rodolfo measures his viewer’s tolerance levels by putting our beloved characters in unorthodox context and showing them in dark, tough situations to explore the general theme of “loss of innocence.”
Creating such kind of artworks, Rodolfo “wants to raise the issue of what would happen with our classic characters if they were flesh and blood and were confronted by a frenetic and excessive world of fame, how many of them would prove to be susceptible to the excesses of drugs, alcohol, harassment or vanity?” Using his sharp black humour, the artist “captures images, once morbidly circulated by the media, and proposes a novel way of looking at them,” states his website. “In his work the legendary heterosexual happy endings have been deemed outdated and have lost their exclusivity. The disenfranchised will finally encounter an ending they’ve yearned for, beyond any bias or phobia.” Scroll down to see them for yourself.
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