It’s pop culture meets gothic with a twist of an artist’s personality. In his most mind-blowing solo exhibition to date, the contemporary urban artist releases his newest collection of multimedia works. Unleashed in a gallery in Culver City, D*Face stretches his imagination to depict his “aPOPcalyptic” work until the end of the month.
A London based sculptor and street artist, D*Face circulates his works around themes of celebrity, fame and mortality. He is a worldwide artist, having displayed his works in numerous galleries, museums and – duh – the streets. Just like the personality he radiates from his style, his artworks are heavily influenced by punk music, the streets, graffiti and skateboarding. The glimpse of the artist during my visit to the exhibit reminded me of a typical skater boy instead of an artist. And of course his mischievous attitude is reflected in his works. But don’t let this fool you, because his pieces are more than playful creations. They encompass anti-establishment values and themes of celebrity fame, and mortality.
Reflecting popular culture, the American Dream and the false notion that good wins over evil, his works will ultimately lead you into a myriad of emotions. A collection of the grotesque yet beautiful, the plays on pop art truly fascinate the viewer with art that is so unusual. With aspects of punk and his love for skulls, D*Face finds various ways to incorporate his message without seeming vulgar. From afar his works may look ordinary, but if you draw your face closer you will notice the abnormalities of his pieces, the meticulous attention to detail and his skills in bringing out a sense of denial that can be embraced.
Corey Helford Gallery is located at 8522 Washington Blvd., Culver City. For more information, visit coreyhelfordgallery.com.
Culture: Art [Colors of Culture]
D*Face: Going Nowhere Fast: Now-April 27 @ Corey Helford Gallery
By Cindy KyungAh Lee
Article posted on 4/25/2011
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