Several years ago I became obsessed with collecting art prints from my favorite artists. I find my favorites online, at gallery openings, at comic-cons and craft fairs. I like to think of myself as a “collector”. After running out of space on my walls and money from my wallet I held myself back a bit. This blog is a great space to share some of the artists I obsess over and work that I will eventually purchase.
One of my favorites would have to be Dave Perillo. Right after becoming captivated with the show Breaking Bad I found ‘Jesse & Walter’s how to guide to not get rid of a body’ at my favorite Los Angeles Gallery 1988. I love the step by step detail and the tension from that memorable Breaking Bad episode. His work captures the essence of a movie spot on with a simple quote like “I’m your density” or “Thats no moon”.
Pop art has always been a style of art I’ve admired. Roy Lichenstein, Andy Warhol and Wayne Thiebaud are a few of my favorite artists of all time. Bright colors, recognizable imagery drawn from popular media and products. This style of art is a wonderful way to show whats going on in the world we live in.
Grégoire Guillemin, aka “Léon”, is a leader in the “Geek Art” movement. His work celebrates science fiction, comic books, video games and pop culture icons. Consumerism, lust, gluttony and vanity are things that are explored in Léon work. His artworks rediscover and reinvent styles through experimentation and a clean minimalist approach.
These pieces are so relevant to our generation. The series “The Secret Life of Heroes” is just one of his mind blowing series is a that is a hilarious inside look at the hidden, colorful and slightly steamy, life of our most beloved heroes. So called ‘innocent’ childhood favorites smoking cigarettes, taking selfies with Iphones, picking their nose, holding a gun and groping one another? So rad! I mean there’s nothing hotter than Superman eating a cheeseburger. Mmmm yummy.