Dark Pop Art Portrait Tattoos by Andrey Volkov

Smokey pop portrait tattoo by Andrey Volkov

Darker than Lichtenstein, more surreal than Warhol, tattooer Andrey Volkov retrofits ’60s pop with the spirit of 2017. His screenprint-esque silhouettes are coming unraveled, exhausted and alone. The dotwork may mimic halftone comic strips, but the groupings are looser, skewed and uneasy. Sometimes he even shatters the portrait itself, letting eyes and ears just float adrift, aimless and untethered. Gone is the camp, the smirk at celebrity. Volkov’s modern pop is overwhelmed by anxiety. And that strikes a chord with the people who embody it permanently.

Modern pop art comic book tattoo by Andrey Volkov Picasso meets Pop Art modern tattoo by Andrey Volkov Lichtenstein inspired portrait tattoo by Andrey Volkov
Creepy pasta blackwork portrait tattoo by Andrey Volkov Four eyed blackwork tattoos by Andrey Volkov Halftone texture eye tattoo by Andrey Volkov Abstract art pop tattoo by Andrey Volkov Pop art silhouette portrait tattoo by Andrey Volkov Double face tattoo on head by Andrey Volkov
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Morgan is a New York-based curator of contemporary tattoo art. She is Founder and Editor of the digital gallery tattrx.com, works as a freelance tattoo writer and an agent for modern artists.

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October 27, 2017 Art Body Art Pop Art Tattoos