Sneak Peak Summer 2018
(American, b. 1961)
Leonardo Drew’s unique and edition prints test the versatility of its medium, transforming cotton paper pulp and pigment into what appears to be melted silver in a dry lunar landscape. Organic forms within the composition undulate with various textures and luminosities, pushing the boundaries of its material.
YINKA SHONIBARE MBE
(British-Nigerian, b. 1962)
Cowboy Angels is Yinka Shonibare’s first print project is an ambitious suite of five woodcuts with collage. Each work in the series depicts a winged cowboy whose face is concealed by an African ritual mask. These cowboy ‘angels’ – classic heroes in Western mythology – are an amalgam of cross-national references and religious iconography, which reflect the artist’s own personal history and also explore issues of mixed, and often complex, national and cultural identities.
(American, b. 1974)
“KAWS” is a graffiti artist. His cartoonish style—including his best-known characters with X-ed out eyes—has its roots in his early career as a street artist, when he began replacing advertisements with his own, masterful acrylic paintings in the early 1990s. Avoiding the distinction between products and art objects, KAWS has shown his work increasingly in galleries and museums over the past decade; some of his most famous images are reimagined versions of pop characters like SNOOPY and Sponge Bob.
Posted on June 26, 2018 by Galerie Maximillian