Rory Hancock Art Prints And Originals
Rory’s photorealistic oil paintings exploring the seductive nature of high glamour and society’s preoccupation with materialism have made him a star artist of his generation.
Fascinated with consumerism and trends, he takes inspiration from glossy high-fashion magazines; he is greatly influenced by Andy Warhol’s innovative take on consumerism which, he says, changed the landscape of the art world and made people more knowledgeable about advertising, marketing hype and propaganda. Rory manipulates images that were created to sell a product, subverting them into something thought-provoking, excessive and, sometimes, macabre to sell an idea of the times we live in instead. He is a gifted photographer and works with his models to prepare for each portrait; he is inspired by photographers such as David LaChapelle, Pierre et Gilles and Miles Aldridge who share a colourful, high-glamour luxury aesthetic that hides a darker side.