Trenton Doyle Hancock

Influenced equally by the history of painting as by the pulp imagery of pop culture, Texas-born Trenton Doyle Hancock transforms traditionally formal decisions — such as the use of color, language and pattern — into opportunities to build narrative, develop subplots and convey symbolic meaning. His exuberant and subversive narratives employ a variety of cultural tropes, ranging in tone from comic-strip superhero battles to medieval morality plays and influenced in style by Hieronymus Bosch, Max Ernst, Henry Darger, Philip Guston and R. Crumb.