Beginning in the early 2010s, famed Hollywood actor Jim Carrey turned his attention from the silver screen to the infinite visual possibilities afforded by a blank canvass. Carrey’s paintings started mainly as abstract representations of historical figures and subjects regarding the emotional-self.
Now, the 56-year-old Canadian-born dual U.S. citizen has focused his artistic wrath on the American political scene, tweeting new portraits of politicians and other movers and shakers on an almost daily basis since November.
Here is a handpicked sample of Carrey’s best politically inspired artwork to-date:
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) April 17, 2018
Dear Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery @NPG, I know it’s early but I’d like to submit this as the official portrait of our 45th President, Donald J. Trump. It’s called, ‘You Scream. I Scream. Will We Ever Stop Screaming?’ pic.twitter.com/LrCmlXXpv7
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 29, 2018
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) November 12, 2017
Fifty Shades of Decay pic.twitter.com/aurfm22ru6
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 23, 2018
If u believe wrestling is real u may even believe Fox news, Info Wars and the robotic drones on Sinclair Broadcasting. But wrestling doesn’t harm viewers. Performers like Sean Hannity and Alex Jones should join the WWE where their hyperbole will do less damage to the culture. pic.twitter.com/HHsfvRaToJ
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) April 3, 2018
I looked on Trivago. The cheapest room in Washington is a youth hostel with bunkbeds at $81 a night. The $50 room Scott Pruitt got was a bribe from an energy lobbyist. Need your pipeline approved? Do it through Pruitt! pic.twitter.com/DaSdgvFPmv
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) April 5, 2018
Did anyone watch 60 minutes last night? Hell of a piece about a poor kid from Greece named Giannis Antetokounmpo who’s making it big in the NBA. America still has some magic. Pity you have to wade through so much cultural sewage to find it. ;^} pic.twitter.com/H4BTPcw8bu
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 27, 2018
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 20, 2018
Other related Carrey paintings include an angry depiction of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders with the caption: “This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked. Monstrous!”, a picture of Donald Trump’s sons gored by an elephant and Marco Rubio with “the blood of innocent children” on his hands.
See what inspired Jim to start painting in this short documentary-style video below.
[Photo courtesy Medium]