A very graphic artist may have won over the Australia’s Got Talent’s judges and audience last night, but more than a few irate viewers remain thoroughly unimpressed.
The jaw-dropping act was the closing audition of the season’s premiere and definitely took the episode out with a bang.
Portrait painter Tim Patch who goes by his stage name Pricasso has raised many an eyebrow with his unique brand of art and last night was no exception.
The 70-year-old defies his age, not only with his unique look and toned physique, but with his special twist on the ancient art of capturing a likeness.
He paints with his penis.
Yep, his actual penis is dipped in paint and used to create remarkable accurate portraits in under 20 minutes, with some help from his buttocks and abs.
For last night’s audition the English-born Aussie artist used his instrument of choice to create a likeness of judge Shane Jacobson, and the resemblance was honestly uncanny.
The unorthodox act won over judges Nicole Scherzinger, Shane Jacobson, Manu Feildel and Lucy Durack all of whom voted the artist through.
Host Ricki-Lee’s side stage view gave her a more direct line of vision, and the former Australian Idol star was decidedly more taken aback, as were a slew of viewers at home.
In the wake of the episode’s finale, Twitter has blown up with irate reactions to the act which has been slammed as inappropriate for the kids that are often tuning in to the 7pm time slot.
“Didn’t think this should be on a family show,” one outraged viewer tweeted. “There were kids in the audience.”
You are right. We didn’t expect it. Happily watching show with my 10Yr old daughter. Once this act came on we switched the channel. It was unnecessary. Parts blanked out during broadcast. Clearly it was of concern to @Channel7 Disappointed this was on during a family time-slot
— Stewart Matthewson (@discostew2009) July 28, 2019
Others were fine with the act arguing that people were taking the whole thing too seriously.
Sure it’s fine to teach kids to stick swords down their throats or pour petrol on themselves and light it but how dare we teach kids to paint with natural resources 😒 well done Tim AKA Pricasso and channel 7 myself and my family thought it was great 👍
— Ducey (@Ducey) July 28, 2019
It’s not the first time the performance artist has taken his art to the silver screen.
Pricasso previously took his act to Sweden’s Got Talent where he slipped through to the second round with just two of three votes.
It remains to be seen if the artist will make it further in his home country, or how the outrage online will affect the act going forward.
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