Mario Mankey is a Spanish artist now living in Berlin who is challenging himself to study and learn from artists and culture to find his own distinctive voice. Combining elements of comics, animation, primitivism, deconstructed graffiti, abstraction, Miro, Picasso, and Basquiat, the energy powering his assembled exploration is a professed desire to learn from and to talk to an audience.
In his new monumental installation, giant legs tear through the ceiling. Titled ‘Ego Erectus’, the sculpture takes the form of two enormous feet stomping through the roof of the Haus exhibition venue in Berlin. Standing in the middle of the room, the limbs engage with the architecture of the site, with pieces of the ceiling scattered across the floor.
You can just tell by looking at these that they are from Japan. The Two Feet Ahead Half Socks look like the ideal sock for your feet to be in. When you get older, you start thinking about things like socks. Important think to note.
When we think of Audi, we think of fast cars and the farewell expression “I’m Audi 5000.” Well San Francisco is now being introduced to some great new fixtures, crafted by Audi, that can be enjoyed physically and visually along Powell Street. They’ve created miniature gardens and gave street benches a new look that is fantastic. Go out there and rest your feet, watch the trolleys, and admire the beauty. They’re only meant to be here for 5 years so go make use of them.
Created by Taras Lesko, here we have the largest papercraft sculpture you are going to find, and of a very fine automobile… we would do a Fred Flintstone on this thing and drive it with our feet… via curated.
The London book launch for a book I’m honored to be part of entitled, “Hunt and Gather: Discovering New Art” by Tina Ziegler is coming up on Saturday, March 20th from 7 – 11pm at 47 Mowlem Road, East London. I of course won’t be there having my feet firmly cemented here in Los Angeles, which by the way, will be host to a special book launch/signing on Saturday, April 10th from 6pm – 8pm presented at Thinkspace Gallery in their new location at 6009 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232.
Here’s a couple pages that I contributed to this amazing collection:
Be sure and check this one out if you get the chance… -Greg
MR. PERFECT Its blizzard season across the midwest and east coast. So the west coast is keeping busy, ADEK and JADE dont have to check their watches to know its GO TIME. Jade shows us how it has to touch at least over head, and keeps it G’d up from the feet up. Showing us how the west coast whopps. Photos by KR.