Shawn Huckins

Above: GW’s Comment: Rolling On The Floor Laughing

Shawn Huckins’ recent series of paintings are entitled American Revolution Revolution: What would George post? Well, apparently George is ROFLing (that’s Rolling On Floor Laughing in text speak). Huckins got the idea to paint 18th century-style American portraits and then superimpose them with 21st century Facebook updates, tweets, and texting acronyms in large white letters. The outcome is a humorous mix of pop culture and historical portraiture that is meant to raise questions about how technology influences us as a society.

Elaezer Tyng’s Laugh Out Loud Laugh Out Loud Total Bust Squint Face

Mrs Ezekiel Goldthwait: Laughing Quietly To Myself

Henry Pelham’s Jocular Tweet: To Dante – If I’m Just A Friend, Why Do I Know What Your Lips Feel Like??

To Sarah Morris – I Don’t Know How You Got Sick! We Haven’t Even Done Anything In Like A Month, Sad Face: Mr & Mrs Thomas Miffin’s Cyber Tiff

Huckins is represented by the Cain Schulte Contemporary Gallery in San Francisco, CA.

What do you think George would post?

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.