Protesting against someone who has harmed many parties is quite fair and reasonable. There many people who feel harmed, thus protesting through activities that are anarchism. However, that does not seem to be the case with this artist named Christian Ramos.
This Mexican artist is protesting through his paintings that he created on cockroaches. He chooses cockroaches, because he thinks that the cockroaches and these characters have many similarities. Cockroach is usually identic with all negative and disgusting things.
For this artist, these characters have done bad things like genocide, war, violence, discrimination, racism, and many other negative things hated by people in general.
This is a protest that he does as a human and artist. The purpose of this protest is to make people realize, that the things that have been done by these characters should not be done ever again.
The Preparation to Paint Donald Trump on Cockroach
In making these paintings, he uses oil paint and also small brush to make the small details. The process is quite difficult, since he has to catch a cockroach, alive or dead.
If the cockroach is dead, he has to cut its stomach open and clean up the insides. Then, he has to give it formaldehyde liquid to the cockroach and let it be for a few hours, before the it is ready to be painted.
The Process of Making a Painting on a Cockroach
Painting on a cockroach is not easy. The back of the cockroach is so smooth it makes the paint will not stick to it sometimes. The small body also makes the painting process become harder.
The characters that are painted are the characters that are famous for their cruelty, such as Adolf Hitler, Donald Trump, Fidel Castro, Nicolas Maduro, Kim Jong-Un, and Vladimir Putin.
Besides these characters, this artist also wish that he can complete his collection, because there are still many people in his list that he wants to paint.
These six characters are the first that he makes, because they all have similarities and a really negative popularity.
Paintings on Cockroaches, by Christian Ramos
Here are some paintings of many characters in the world, that are famous for their negative personality, as a form of protest by Christian Ramos.