Tyler Oakley’s arms thrown up mid-fangirl captured entirely in Taco Bell hot sauce.
A Nutella Troye Sivan staring back at you from a white canvas.
This all describes the art of YouTuber and artist Conor Collins, a 25-year-old in Manchester, England, who’s taken a very nontraditional approach to capturing the stars of YouTube, inspired by the nature of their newfound celebrity.
“The people … are quickly becoming famous for just being them,” he explained to the Daily Dot. “Not being footballers or musicians or politicians, but just being them and saying what they thought. As an artist who paints people, this new group of influential people on the Internet tickles my creativity. So it just made sense that if I were to begin to make these portraits anyway, might as well do it in the way which best reflects them—on YouTube!”
Like a scratched record,
the Time Travelers repeat their mistakes.
Whether reasons selfish or good intentioned,
their timeline always breaks.
Constantly trapping themselves within a pointless box,
And time eternally starting over, as it reaches the paradox.
Thinking they’ve traveled forward, they’re doomed to relive the past.
This time it’ll play out the same way again, just like it did in the last.
'Living Within the Scratch of Time' by Michael Chandler