Athen B. Gallery is proud to present their latest exhibition of a very under the radar artist named Leighton Kelly who is based in Oakland called “All of the Things” which opened this past Saturday, July 15th. You might recognize his unique sculpture style from some of past group exhibitions at the space. More images and info after the jump!
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.
Brecht Vandenbroucke is a Belgian cartoonist and illustrator. Who creates hilarious illustration work and has worked for numerous periodicals, such as the New York Times. Vandenbroucke has also been exhibiting work in a number of exhibitions since graduating art school a number of years ago.
This past weekend, sculpture artist Mark Jenkins unveiled his solo exhibition at the Fabien Castanier Gallery in Los Angeles entitled “Still Life.” The exhibition featured mostly the American artist’s satirical and whimsical use of the human anatomy as a form of art.
Echoing the vibe of his street works, the sculptures are so realistic that viewers are often fooled that they are actual living beings.
Austrian photographer Bela Borsodi creates brightly colored, cartoonish images by taking photos of balloons wearing funny costumes. For well over a decade he has been taking photographs of still lives consisting of a ton of humour, optical illusions, weird proportions, color play, and whimsical objects. His incredible list of clients include Vogue Russia, Bloomingdales, H&M, Puma, Target, Hermes and Swarovski to name a few.