NEON PAINTINGS BY SUPER FUTURE KID

by Ariadna Zierold

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Super Future Kid is an artist who doesn’t take things too seriously. There is little room for fine-art codswallop when the very best of East and West’s pop culture come colliding together like asteroids of web culture, 1980s cult cartoons and donuts.

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Super Future Kid’s work is largely based on themes that strongly relate to certain ideas of childhood and youth, a time that still has a great influence on Kid’s personality and artistic identity. Kid is deeply fascinated with the perception and perspective on the world from the view of an adolescent mind, and particularly in related ideas of mystery and strangeness, games and playfulness.

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Pop Culture by Alex Pardee

It could say “I Hate Tuesday.” Or any day really. But Garfield done by Alex Pardee, nice touch. Pardee and Zerofriends have taken a bunch of the “pop-culture” subjects they have covered over the past few years, and are having a print release.

Alex says: We decided to gather some of our favorite pop-culture related art from recent years and release it all at once. It’s a little scattered throughout the online store, so take a few minutes to spelunk around the interwebs of Zerofriends and perhaps you will see something you may have missed from your childhood. I love creating pop-culture inspired art, so stay tuned, as I’m sure we will have another handful in a few months:)

Rico Deniro at FIFTY24SF

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Rico Deniro’s month long ‘Native Expatriots’ show at FIFTY24SF Gallery will be opening tomorrow (Saturday) at noon.  For the show, Rico has presented people that live outside of technologically based civilizations in the rural villages of Mexico with images of first-world pop culture icons and employed them with one task: to interpret those icons in a traditional Mexican wooden mask.  The craftsmen of these masks have no reference point to these images, no sense of importance tied to the celebrities that they were given, no inundation of cultural significance by media sources – and instead translate the images into form at a completely superficial and innocent level.

The resulting masks show these idols at a level which we rarely see them: exposed.  Not in the way that the news media ‘exposes’ celebrities, because in that case there’s a symbiotic dependency – but in the way that these idols are exposed for their lack of substance other than the media and marketing that convinces us of their substance.

The masks created in Mexico will be on display at FIFTY24SF Gallery at 218 Fillmore Street, San Francisco from January 6th, 2011 – January 26th, 2011.

(Photo taken by Estevan Oriol)

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