"I want to encourage conversations about wealth and social contribution through the idea that with enough money anyone can be a superhero.” ~ Heath Kane
Rich Enough To Be Batman is a bold and subversive series that provokes questions about wealth and social contribution. The Queen is used throughout the series as a symbol of wealth and is juxtaposed with the cowl of Batman. The cowl represents Batman’s aim to ‘do good’: he wasn’t superhuman, but instead his superpower was to use his wealth to give back to society.
"With everything that is happening in the world right now it’s easy to lose sight of the ever increasing problems on our doorstep. We are so connected as a society online, and so concerned for our virtual presence that we end up disconnected from real anguish when it’s right in front of us. Since the pandemic, the likelihood of households with two full-time workers being pulled into poverty has more than doubled. I want to encourage conversations about wealth and social contribution through the idea that with enough money anyone can be a superhero.” ~ Heath Kane
About Heath Kane
Heath Kane is a UK-based, Australian contemporary artist. His work is known for evoking a dialogue that encourages social change. Heath's collections centre around narratives that are subversive, as well as politically and socially motivated.
Heath is synonymous with creating bold, striking, often lurid art. His approach to art has always been driven by the practice of design thinking: combining his commercial art experience with the origins of pop art. He focuses on creating simple, iconic and memorable pieces.
Heath has collaborated with Wired Magazine, Saatchi Art and Adidas and has recently worked with Penguin Books to make the last published covers of George Orwell's most famous books. Heath shows his work in galleries and solo shows both in the UK and worldwide.
Artist: Heath Kane
"I have always been fascinated by the world around me: particularly where life, art and storytelling collide. I make art in response to what I see happening in the world. I want to challenge the conventions of our lifestyles and the world we live in today.” – Heath Kane