Kyoto based artist Teppei Kaneuji creates bizarre multimedia works that examine the mass consumption of his culture. He is perhaps best known for his Manga-inspired characters made of objects like plastic food, toys, scissors, and furniture parts. This is a fascination that has followed him since childhood, when he enjoyed playing with blocks and putting together everyday objects. Opening September 10th, Kaneuji will make his US solo exhibition debut at Jane Lombard Gallery in New York with “Deep Fried Ghost”. The exhibit showcases the artist’s five most notable series from 2002 through today: “White Discharge”, “Muddy Steam from a Mug”, “Teenage Fan Club”, “Ghost in the Liquid Room”, and “Games, Dance, Constructions, (Soft Toys)”, in addition to new pieces created for the show.
Los Angeles based multimedia artist Amir H. Fallah does not consider our looks to be the most important things about us. He describes his art as “alternative portraits”, portraits of a person that look beyond their physical characteristics. His 2014 exhibition “The Collected” established his definition of portraiture through a variety of methods from ornate paintings that play with color and geometrical patterns to found-object sculpture. With his current installation “The Caretaker” at Nerman Museum Of Contemporary Art in Kansas, Fallah continues this exploration in new paintings and sculpture.
Preview: Regan Rosburg’s “Maelstrom” at David B. Smith Gallery
Regan Rosburg‘s mixed-media artworks crystallize elements of nature, submerging what appear to be entire ecosystems in resin. Dominated by shades of off white, Rosburg’s works are filled with found objects such as wire, construction mesh and plastic bags
, surprising viewers with the variety of textures and 3D details despite the quiet, even minimalist color palette. These rough materials take on a delicate appearance in Rosburg’s ornate juxtapositions filled with baroque flourishes. Rosburg has a solo show coming up on June 21 titled “Maelstrom” at David B. Smith Gallery in Denver. Take a look at some of the work in the show below and see the exhibition June 21 through July 20.
Humble Jerry Cans Transformed into Striking Political Masks
Artist Romuald Hazoumè’s modern day reinterpretations of a traditional practice – masking – speaks volumes on cultural imperialism, black markets and death. Living and working in Porto Novo and Cotonou, Hazoumè’s astute and sardonically political oeuvre is realised in a diverse and often unconventional range of media, including multi-media installation, sculpture, video, photography and painting. Using the ubiquitous plastic petrol-can as his iconic signature, Hazoumè undertakes monumental installations that act as metaphors of African place, history and identity.