Soner Ön

Soner Ön, Richie Rich Book Cover, 2011

Soner Ön is a Turkish-American artist born and raised in the Flatbush
neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. Ön’s work is rooted in the cultural
symbolism of his urban-ghetto upbringing as well as the mystic
traditions of magic from his native ancestry.

“The Richie Rich series are works where I have modified the character
of Richie Rich by changing his race. Painted with printing ink on
found comic books, a sort of personal one time re-printing, the new
character’s identity seems to bring about changes in the comic’s
nature. This is where I find interest and concern.”


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