“That time that Jumpman took his girlfriend Pauline to see Salisbury Cathedral.”
Size: 600 x 760mm
Media: Acrylic on print
Fun fact #42: Before Mario was known as Mario, he was called Jumpman and was a character in Donkey Kong. His girlfriend who is captured by Donkey Kong and whom he is trying to rescue is called Pauline.
Art Statement: Andy Heyward
“I consider my work to be deeply shallow and I enjoy bringing a smile to peoples faces. I like it when others do the intellectualising about my work, they can often find more meaningful and deeper insights than I was aware of. I am just in it for the laughs …. and world domination. My paintings are done in both acrylic and oils, often on stretched canvas but also on old op-shop prints. I like to give these tired, unwanted prints a new lease of life. I enjoy looking at an existing scene created by an artist and re-imagining the script. Kind of like telling the punch-line to a joke that someone else has set the stage for. In these works the backstory is everything.”