I was super excited to discover the art of Simon Monk. Just browsing through his website, you will see photorealistic art of all kinds of toys and figures in bags. It's like a bizarre collector's fetish, and I can't look away. His ongoing Secret Identity series features superheroes such as Batman, Hulk, Thor, and many more.
Placed in carrier bags and hung on a hook in a domestic space they become recently purchased objects, robbed of the enormous power they wield in their narratives, their dynamic energy stymied.Click through the jump for the rest of the Secret Identity series as well as some of his older work.
...and a few older pieces.