"Studio Floor Encounter with Vegans 5" (2002)

"Studio Floor Encounter with Vegans 5," 2002
Graphite and acrylic on canvas, 31 x 31 1/4 inches
Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York and Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas

"I even have an outfit, a Torpedoboy outfit that I wear while I’m painting. In a way, it’s as if when I go into the studio I have to get into character. Torpedoboy’s uniform is pink and yellow, one of the most obnoxious color combinations that I could think of. It’s very loud, and that’s what he’s all about. His ego is his force field. That’s just how he takes on the world."
- Trenton Doyle Hancock