Perfecting Political Punditry
Hooray We are all Broken by Jim Carrey
“so-called reality is energy and color creating forms that rise out of nothing. Broken figures are dancing for each other filled with pain and polka dots, sharing one frequency, yet believing they are separate.”
Jim Carrey is an actor turned artist turned activist. His current drawings tackle gun violence, immigration, North Korea, and the day to day state of politics in America.
According to the Internet Movie Data Base (imdb.com), Jim Carrey is a Canadian-born comedian but has been a US Citizen since 2004. He began as a regular on a sketch comedy show, In Living Color (1990) but became a household name with lead roles in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), Dumb and Dumber (1994), The Mask (1994), Liar Liar (1997), The Truman Show (1998), and Man on the Moon (1999) in which he won a Golden Globe.
Jim Carrey explains his passion for art to Jerry Seinfeld in the Netflix series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, C1, E1: Jim Carrey: We love breathing what you’re burning baby. On the recent tour of his art studio, Jim Carrey spoke to Jerry Seinfeld about his passion and that everything that you do, including artwork, should have a “childlike fun to it.” The comedian went on to explain, “That is why I paint. I’m in control. I do it, it’s a release, something that wasn’t previously there, and I’m done.”
Jan 30, 2018 “it’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to!” #stateoftheunion
March 27, 2018 #teamelephant
May 21, 2018 "New Pledge for a Generation Betrayed."
June 11, 2018 "Let’s Make A Deal: You’ll be a real world leader. I’ll sway the midterm elections. And together we will save the world from the bloodthirsty Canadians."
June 21, 2018 "Nothing comforts a federally-abducted refugee child like a photo op with a Slovenian model wearing a coat that says she doesn’t give two craps about your misery."
According to the actor/artist’s website, he has been drawing and painting since he was a child and he uses his artwork to express his emotions much as he would as an actor. He has a New York based art studio and is represented by Wyland Galleries Beach walk, Waikiki, Hawaii and Wyland Galleries, Lake Tahoe, California.
Rossi, R. (June 24, 2018). Jim Carrey depicts refugee crisis and 30 more of his politically charged artworks, The Wrap. Retrieved from: https://www.thewrap.com/jim-carrey-depicts-refugee-crisis-politically-charged-artworks-photos/
jimcarreyonline.com (The personal website for the actor and artist, showcasing his artwork and upcoming exhibits)
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