Archive for ottobre 2010

2D: Icons and characters from the new currents in contemporary art

ottobre 22, 2010

2D: Icons and characters from the new currents of contemporary art Curated by David Vecchiato 23rd October – 4th December 2010 @ MondoPOP Gallery 2D: Icone e characters dalle nuove correnti dell’arte contemporanea a cura di David Vecchiato dal 23 ottobre 2010 al 4 dicembre 2010.
MondoPOP presents the most important international artists  from Urban Art, Pop Surrealism and Low Brow Art regarding Character design.
Heirs of International Pop, this generation of artists born between 70’s and 80’s, grown up with Disney, Looney Tunes, anime and Manga, vintage videogames and old internet aesthetics, often create characters similar to the ones they spent their childhood and adolescence with: puppets that comes back from the childish imagination to fill the visual imagination of adults.

But you should not look to the figures represented as a mere exercise of replication of the older comics or cartoons: with their strong ability to penetrate the imaginary of entire generations
characters become the protagonists of this perfect society, suitable to communicate every single message, from social criticism to human moods.

ARTISTS:

Alberto Corradi

Bigfoot

Boris Hoppek

Brendan Danielsson

Buff Monster

Camilla d’Errico

Catalina Estrada

Camilla Falsini

Cesko

Dan Barry

Dave Cooper

David Diavù Vecchiato

DGPH

Edward Robin Coronel

Gary Taxali

Gian Franco Leroy

Gio Pistone

Glenn Barr

Ian Stevenson

Jeremy Fish

Jim Avignon

Joe Ledbetter

Jon Burgerman

Lisa Petrucci

Marco About

Michael Sieben

Mr. Wany

Naoshi

Paul Chatem

Shag

Tokidoki

Victor Castillo

Zelda Bomba