& Upcoming Exhibitions
"TAG Anniversary Show" group exhibition
September 15 - October 3 2012
Melrose Ave., Los Angeles CA 90046
Carré - Contemporary Art Space
"Les enfants TERRIBLES - Edition Aquitaine"
May 17 - September 16 2012
9 rue Frédéric Bastiat
64100 Bayonne - France
time, the art world has seen its share of “enfants
terribles” whose work questions academic
standards and disrupts the established channels
of distribution and ways of acquiring legitimacy.
On any occasion, they never fail to provoke
a reaction. This exhibition sheds light on two
artistic movements which, although originally
from the United States, today, enjoy worldwide
recognition and a global following: “Lowbrow”
and “Pop Surrealism”. Two movements
which have been intersecting and colliding since
the 70s, led by what you could surely call some
of the art world’s “enfants terribles”.
Drawing their inspiration from comic books,
cartoons, Kustom Kulture and, more recently,
from the world of tattoos, skateboarding and
alternative music, these artists confront us
with our own cultural references, which are
assimilated and forcefully depicted. Their work
has become known worldwide. Thanks to the use
of unexpected ways of showing art and new mediums
such as album covers, concert posters, skate
and snowboard decks and some sportswear brands.