Kingston Poplar is a British painter, currently living and working in the Virgin Islands. His paintings depict scenes of contemporary life through a surreal, dream like perspective. Narrative based compositions are built from a large library of references, from social media, pop culture, geographical location, social class, imagination, personal experience and art history. Once on the picture plane the subjects and motifs, originally unrelated, now exist and interact in the same world, forming new narratives which reveal themselves over time. in a world of mass media and short lived dopamine hits, the end result seeks to reflects the contemporary mind and the large and confusing amount of information in which it erratically absorbs.
Without further ado, here are Kingston’s 10 questions.
Physical art or NFTs?
Watch the World Cup or Watch the Super Bowl?
Live in the 70’s or Present day?
Modern art or Surrealism?
Celebrate Christmas with the family or Get away for the weekend with the missus?
With the family and the missus
Cross the Sahara or Climb Mount Everest?
Yayoi Kusama or Jeff Koons?
Watch a documentary or Watch a comedy?
Lionel Messi or Christiano Ronaldo?
Be able to fly or Be able to breathe under water?