Join The212.com for the opening reception of “Raw Pop” at Castle Fitzjohns, 98 Orchard St. in the L.E.S. on Thursday, April 16th from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
“Raw Pop” is an exploration of four very different interpretations of referencing and incorporating popular culture within visual art.
In today’s art world many works of “Pop” art are labelled as Neo Pop, Post Pop etc, basically anything with bright colors that’s a visual derivative of Warhol, Lichtenstein, Indiana. “Raw Pop” features the work of four artists who strip back the Pop genre to its roots and incorporate popular culture within their art from a strong conceptual position, but with four very clever, very different interpretations. Show closes May 13th 2015.
Whisbe, Whisbe, a prolific street artist cleverly uses imagery from popular culture with an aesthetic that captures everyone’s attention, behind the imagery, depictions of lost innocence, disillusioned youth and corporate wrong doing are to be discovered.
Guy Stanley Philoche, known for edgy yet beautiful work such as his “No Comment” series, Guy approached the Pop genre with his “Game” series of works that unusually gives us a positive feel, representing happy childhood memories and strong family ties and values.
Sam Tufnell, incorporates cast sculptures of every day objects (trash) to create beautiful illuminated still life’s. A satirical dig at “Readymades”, whilst highlighting serious environmental issues.
Bradley Hart, the originator of “Bubble Wrap” art, cleverly highlights and reminds us how recycling is one of the most important factors in popular culture today with his “Wasted Paint/Created Waste” series.
Hope to see you at the party. No RSVP required.