H I P   H O P   H I N D U S

This series explores the idolization of artists as individuals of divinity and praise. Each Hip Hop musician is meticulously paired with a Hindu deity that reflects their character. In this case, Tupac: Brahma, Biggie: Buddha, Lauryn Hill: Saraswati, Jay-Z: Vishnu, and Ol' Dirty Bastard: Shiva. Aspects of their true nature or musical affiliation are subtly noted through objects and expressions.

BRAHMĀKAVELI
BRAHMĀKAVELI

48 x 48 in gold leaf, acrylic, ink, on wood

BIGGIE BUDDHA
BIGGIE BUDDHA

48 x 48 in gold leaf, acrylic, ink, on wood

L-SWATI
L-SWATI

48 x 48 in gold leaf, acrylic, ink, on wood

H.O.V[ISHNU]
H.O.V[ISHNU]

48 x 48 in gold leaf, acrylic, ink, on wood

OL' DIRTY SHIVA
OL' DIRTY SHIVA

48 x 48 in gold leaf, acrylic, ink, on wood

OL' DIRTY SHIVA
OL' DIRTY SHIVA

48 x 48 in gold leaf, acrylic, ink, on wood