31.3.15

Dead Celebrities @ KULT Opens April 2nd (Los Idols de la Muerte)

KULT PRESS: "Some of our favourite Kult artists are throwing together a sick collection of portraits and sculptures of some of the famous DEAD Celebrities who have been iconic in their lives, their muses, inspirational figures and of course a couple of Super Villains. We welcome you to join the show on Thursday 2nd April and kick back us as we roll in the first show of the year." (Dead Celebrities - Los Idols de la Muerte on Facebook)

DEAD CELEBRITIES is a group art show from KULT opening April 2nd at the C2-5, 11 Upper Wilkie Road (Singapore 228120) and we have a smattering of WIPs and final artwork culled from Instagram hashtagged #deadcelebrities. Kult always organizes and curates these spiffy pop-culture x art mashups, so you'd do well to stay tuned to their Facebook and IG @kultmagazine





Spock just landed from Manila. Ready for #deadcelebrities #kultgallery artwork by @pauloexmachina

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DROOL! @olivierrinckel s amazing work just came in for #DeadCelebrities #kultgallery

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Sid Viscious by @tonocrz #deadcelebrities #kultgallery

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Back at it! πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ✨✨ Listening to The Internet. Woooooo! So good. πŸ™Œ

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Done. Haha! Canai, here I come πŸ˜πŸ˜‹πŸ΄

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#deadcelebrities @charliechongcunt #skeletor

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A painting i did for the upcoming show at @kultmagazine has done! 🌹🌹🌹T(HUG)

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Collecting the work from the mighty @ryanadyputra for the #deadcelebrities show at #kultgallery #tupac

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30.3.15

Art of Johnny Crap

@beans_and_bacon will be printing these dumb prints for me. Stay tuned.

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Jonathan Bergeron AKA "Johnny Crap" brings the notion of "ART" x "Pop Culture" firmly in your faces with his paint brush, some of whom are featured here, and possibly available to purchase online via http://johnnycrap.bigcartel.com. The gentleman instagrams loads @johnnycrap (including work-in-progress), and these are just some select pieces shown here...

Seeing them reminds me of when I first saw comicbook characters depicted via realistic painting, seen on trading cards (which I devoured like a madman way before I had collected "toys" too LOL) - and I saw that in the utmost respective way, and joyous feeling to gaze upon them, for myself personally! :)

Sssssaaturday.

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#currentmood

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#flashbackfriday That one is still available through #rotofugi gallery.

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4 times 2x2" #starwars #helmets#oilstudy #oilonwood #montreal

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Cawabunga. Varnished.

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12 #craplegowars #lego #starwars #dailypainting #oilstudy #oilonwood #montreal

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Ending the week with a doze of useless stupid #dailypainting. 5x7" #oilstudy #oilonwood Feels good. #minion

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1.5 hour not with Metallica. Actually with High on fire. #minion #allaprima #Montreal #oilpainting #oiloncanvas

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24.3.15

This is ANDY! BE@RBRICKs, Vinyl Collectible Dolls & Banana Plush from Medicom Toy


The name "Andy Warhol" is synonymous with the words "Pop Art", and today his legacy lives on in TOYS, with Japan's Medicom Toy offering up a 400% and 1000% BE@RBRICK Andy Warhol SILK SCREEN Versions, as well Vinyl Collectible Dolls (VCDs)

BE@RBRICK Ver. 400% is ¥9,504 (400% = 280mm height), while 1000% is ¥38,880 (1000% = 700mm), for a late-August 2015 ship-out. Further details here, and do check in with your fav retailer(s) otherwise.


There are two designs for "This is ANDY!" VCDs this round of release, with the NAVY Ver. (above) and SILK SCREEN Green Ver. (below). SRP is ¥7,480 for each. Standing approximately 250mm tall, the Navy version comes along with a mask and banana. As again, do check in with your fav retailer(s) for availability and pricing of these sofubi pieces.


And if TOYS are not your cup, then there is the Banana Plush to be had! Measuring 36 inches long, it features a PPINK inner banana underneath accessible simply by unzipping the YELLOW "Peel". ¥12,000 and it'll be shipped out in late July 2015.

#RIPLKY


As a nation mourns the passing of a founding father and former first Prime Minister of Singapore, folks take to their paints and pens to depict Mr Lee Kuan Yew in art, a selection of which has been shown here. Rest In Peace Mr.Lee. #RIPLKY


Above art by Ray Toh


Above art by Pepper See


Above art by Ben Qwek

A caricature is putting the face of a joke on the body of a truth. RIP to the founding father of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew (1923-2015) #caricature #illustration #leekuanyew #singapore #thekillergerbil

Posted by The Killer Gerbil on Sunday, March 22, 2015


Above art by The Killer Gerbil

Lee Kuan Yew: A Real Singapore Hero

Posted by ZXEROKOOL on Monday, March 23, 2015


Above art by ZXEROKOOL

Because nobody is perfect. #theartofkilas #RIPHarryLee

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Above art by Kilas


Above art by Pepper See

23.3.15

Pop Culture Ikea - Art by Ed Harrington


When Pop Culture meets Swedish Design - featuring art by Ed Harrington, with handy "guides" on how to use your friendly chic aliens, ghouls and monsters! I'd be perfectly happy if these were simply photostated/xeroxed unto a plain white sheets of paper too! LOL Wouldn't that be fab? www.geek-art.net has MORE!

21.3.15

Disney's Pinocchio by Gary Baseman

POP X ART Paintings by Norm "Nomzee" Maxwell

Cool paintings by Norm "Nomzee" Maxwell. Acrylic on wood @exactsciencegallery

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POP X ART in the literal sense of the word with these ( Acrylic on wood) paintings by Norm "Nomzee" Maxwell (normmaxwell.com / IG @normmaxwellstudio) depicting performing artists in "classic" contemporary art imagery, currently on show at EXACT SCIENCE Gallery in Melrose Ave, Los Angeles.

Madonna and child from @normmaxwellstudio

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American marilyn from @normmaxwellstudio

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Mona Beyonce from @normmaxwellstudio

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Ron English for SXSW 2015


The doyen and purveyor of POP Aaart (at least in my eye) is RON ENGLISH, whose work is currently in SXSW in Austin, Texas, with an exhibition/appearance this weekend at Spider House at the time of this post. Click on either of the embedded instagrammed pis to view more on his IG @ronenglishart … and you'll be seeing loads of his work here on this blog :)



WHAT IS

POP ART: "Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the mid-1950s in Britain and in the late 1950s in the United States. Pop art presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular culture such as advertising, news, etc. In pop art, material is sometimes visually removed from its known context, isolated, and/or combined with unrelated material. The concept of pop art refers not as much to the art itself as to the attitudes that led to it.

Pop art employs aspects of mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane cultural objects. It is widely interpreted as a reaction to the then-dominant ideas of abstract expressionism, as well as an expansion upon them.[3] And due to its utilization of found objects and images it is similar to Dada. Pop art is aimed to employ images of popular as opposed to elitist culture in art, emphasizing the banal or kitschy elements of any given culture, most often through the use of irony. It is also associated with the artists' use of mechanical means of reproduction or rendering techniques.

Pop art and minimalism are considered to be art movements that precede postmodern art, or are some of the earliest examples of Post-modern Art themselves.

Pop art often takes as its imagery that which is currently in use in advertising. Product labeling and logos figure prominently in the imagery chosen by pop artists, like in the Campbell's Soup Cans labels, by Andy Warhol. Even the labeling on the shipping box containing retail items has been used as subject matter in pop art, for example in Warhol's Campbell's Tomato Juice Box 1964, or his Brillo Soap Box sculptures."
(All text via Wikipedia)

POP AAART = Is a blog that features images upon images of modern "pop art" - specifically "Pop Culture" x "Art" - which in this age and generation, borders along the razor's edge of "media art". Be it artistic, commercial or benign ... be it 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional or moving images ... what do YOU define as "ART"? I would suggest you not attempt to define it, and just go along for the ride with purdy pictures on this here blog :)

And remember to pronounce "AAART" at the top of your lungs with all the whispers you can muster!

Cheers
Andy TOYSREVIL