No, no, I’m not talking about “I am 8-bit” gallery works or art inspired by the video game. No, I’m talking about the original Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System. PBS released an interesting video explaining how the game is actually a legitimate piece of surrealist art. I just felt compelled to share after seeing it. Comparing Mario to Salvador Dali was never something I expected to hear, but perhaps we’re just taking Mario for granted after all!
What do you guys think? Is Mario legitimate art, when framed in this context?