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Helmet Boi. But Is He Really Knievel?

acrylic on canvas / 2016

100 cm x 70 cm

a bald-headed figure is wearing a helmet, tight straps and minzboots. he is called Helmet Boi. those surrounding him are whispering: “is he really knievel?” because Helmet Boi seems to have endless strength and succeeds at any given physical task, such as flying, jumping very high and running very fast. Helmet Boi is a new-generation-Knievel, but probably not the man himself.

inspirational to the figure was director John Waters with his bordering-on-the-perverse take on art.

the painting is also a tribute to austrian artist August Walla, whose “snakes with teeth” are crawling.