One of our favourite artists MEAR One recently just completed his first piece of 2017 aptly titled “Darth Tut”. The sculpture piece debuted last Saturday at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica. The bust was created out of copper & rhodium, dipped in 24k double gold plating finish and it’s his first sculptural work since 2010.
Investigating the process of expectations, ColorOrgy explores the relationship of daily life with popular culture and mass media. Using clean lines and brilliant color theories to invoke nostalgia, he subtly asks the viewer to reflect on what lies beneath the surface using their own memories. Blending the aesthetics of middle class values with provocative imagery, ColorOrgy challenges everyday subject matter.
His paintings are characterized by the use of everyday objects in an atmosphere of middle-class mentality in which recognition plays an important role. By using popular themes such as sexuality, family structure and violence, he makes works that can be seen as self-portraits. Sometimes they appear idiosyncratic and quirky, at other times, they seem typical by-products of American superabundance and marketing. ColorOrgy parodies mass media and exaggerates formal aspects inherent to our contemporary society, creating evocative and absurd moments that are not part of a narrative thread. The drama unfolds elsewhere and the images become a memory of an event that will never take place.
LOKISS –Multi‐sided artist, lives and works in France. He is one of the pioneers in the European graffiti culture, as well as one of the main actors of its esthetic renewal. Under his alias Vincent Elka, his work mainly utilises new media and video.
His work has been displayed in a number of Paris galleries, including the Lavignes Bastille, Bailly, and Celal galleries. Since his work extends on such a wide variety of media formats, viewers the public was also able to discover his work at the Vasarely Foundation (France), at the Rotterdam Film Festival, or at the Elektra Festival in Montreal.
Sam Gibbons is a Baltimore based fine artist who received a BFA at Kent State University and MFA at Hunter College in New York who creates brilliant painting and installation work. With a strong inspiration in pop art and cartoon images, Gibbons’ intricate and detailed aesthetic is juxtaposed beautifully with often soft colour palettes.
Vr0n is an embroidery artist based in Philadelphia who creates incredible embroidery work based on graffiti pieces that have been painted in the streets. Though we can find little information about the artist, her Instagram page has a solid amount of work paying tribute to the likes of Nekst, Pear and JA.