pesco — 2014-04-02T12:10:57-04:00 — #1
ranger — 2014-04-02T12:19:44-04:00 — #2
I really like the work, but I'm often surprised by how prevalent this 'look' is in pop-surrealism. the kind of 'Hi-Fructose' aesthetic. especially when you get into the portraits of forlorn big-eyed ennui-faced girls, a look spearheaded by Audrey Kawasaki.
crenquis — 2014-04-02T13:30:25-04:00 — #3
I'm pretty sure that Garcia was doing that style before Kawasaki... I seem to recall going to some shows at Merry Karnowsky's gallery back in the late 90's -- Kawasaki would have still been in her teens.
ranger — 2014-04-02T13:34:13-04:00 — #4
I'll take your word that's the case, but the overall trend is still curious.
pesco — 2014-04-02T14:12:53-04:00 — #5
If you're talking about pop art paintings of females with exaggeratedly oversized eyes, this is a style that goes back through the pre-history of pop surrealism. Do a Google search for Keane paintings.
ranger — 2014-04-02T15:59:07-04:00 — #6
I guess I should amend my statement 'spearheaded by Audrey Kawasaki' I was talking out of my ass a bit on that one. I did a search for Keane, as per your suggestion. I suppose it is a trademark of pop-surrealism, and has been for a while. Which makes it more interesting.
pesco — 2014-04-07T12:11:13-04:00 — #7
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