Contact Us

Blake Wheeler Makes the Games and Toys of the ’80s Pop With Textured Paintings [Art]

Looking at Masters of the Universe figures as fine art isn’t necessarily a controversial perspective in today’s day and age. Blake Wheeler takes toy and video game-based paintings to a whole new level, though, experimenting with different approaches to MotU toys, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters and Metal Gear Solid.
Wheeler’s depiction of Skeletor and Beast Man as state basketball champions, as well as a fine dining experience featuring the Brothers Mario can be seen on his deviantART page. He plays around with lots of recognizable figures, but he’s got some fun original concepts mixed in there too.

Some of his pieces have a darker, Ashley Wood-meets-Ben Templesmith thing going on, but Wheeler changes it up between simple, more realistic slice-of-life scenes and goofier, surreal material. Check it all out after the jump. Truly, if there is a Louvre equivalent for old toy-based artwork, his paintings belong all over its walls.

Recommended For You

Around the Web

More From ComicsAlliance

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for ComicsAlliance quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!