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NEON PAINTINGS BY SUPER FUTURE KID

by Ariadna Zierold

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Super Future Kid is an artist who doesn’t take things too seriously. There is little room for fine-art codswallop when the very best of East and West’s pop culture come colliding together like asteroids of web culture, 1980s cult cartoons and donuts.

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Super Future Kid’s work is largely based on themes that strongly relate to certain ideas of childhood and youth, a time that still has a great influence on Kid’s personality and artistic identity. Kid is deeply fascinated with the perception and perspective on the world from the view of an adolescent mind, and particularly in related ideas of mystery and strangeness, games and playfulness.

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CHILDHOOD MEMORIES BY DAYOUNG CHO

by Ariadna Zierold

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Dayoung Cho is a Southern California based illustrator and designer. She graduated from Art Center College of Design, Illustration major. Cho wants to create works filled with colors and imagination that will make people happy and put a smile on their faces. Cho’s works are inspired by her childhood memories and her grandmother’s stories.

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Sneak Peek: Munk One’s Forest Spirit at WWA Gallery group-show GAG ME WITH A TOON

Saturday, May 4th: GAG ME WITH A TOON 5 presented by WWA Gallery and curated by artists Steven Daily and Tomi Monstre. This annual exhibit has artists re-imagining the cartoons of their youth and with recreations of iconic characters spanning the 1960s-1990s.

Open to the public, the gallery reception 7-10PM on Saturday, May 4th. The first 100 attendees opening night will receive a limited edition print. The exhibition will run until June 1st, 2013.
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