Press Release: MARKA27 Unveils Highly-Anticipated, “Neo Indigenous”
December 12, 2011, New York City. Victor "MARKA27" Quiñonez finally unveils his new body of work, Neo Indigenous, on January 12, 2012, from 8-10pm. New York’s art elite will flock to TTUnderground Gallery, 91 2nd Avenue, Lower Level, in the East Village of Manhattan to witness the mix-media exhibit. From January 12 - 28 art lovers will journey through the artist’s exploration of binding ancient Aztec, African, and Asian art forms with modern pop culture and street art.
Neo Indigenous celebrates the artist’s arrival and first solo show in Gotham. It also marks a shift in the artist’s cultural consciousness. His quest to bridge past with present illustrates his yearning to bring deeper meaning to both old and new art forms. Juxtaposing ancient elements with contemporary design aesthetics, Marka27 reveals both a connection and a disjuncture in the process. Challenging viewers to confront the existing practice of commodifying art, the exhibit leaves a lasting impression-- a mark Marka27 has predicated his reputation on.
Using multiple mediums such as paintings, collectible vinyl toys and speakers, silk screen panels, and prints, Neo Indigenous is a visual feast of the artist’s ability to float seamlessly between varying art forms. Having worked with clients such as Pioneer Electronics, VH1, Disney, Scion, and Kidrobot, Marka27’s solo debut in NYC is not one to be missed.For more info, visit the Marka27 website and blog.
Also, check out my girl, Alice Mizrachi's work that is part of a group show called Lost & Found opening this Friday at Mighty Tanaka. Opening reception is from 6PM to 9PM.
Mighty Tanaka presents:
Lost & Found
Featuring the artwork of Adam Void, Alice Mizrachi, Curtis Readel, ELLE & John Briener
Look around you; the world is full of art. We all know the saying, "One man's trash is another man's treasure", however, some individuals choose to take that phrase to heart. Artists from a range of disciplines utilize a world of scattered debris, creating an array of striking creations from the items that many people would find worthless. Mighty Tanaka is pleased to bring you our first show of 2012 entitled Lost & Found, a group show of found objects and the artwork that is created from them. Featuring the vision of Adam Void, Alice Mizrachi, Curtis Readel, ELLE & John Breiner, each artist represents a unique idea of the world through their chosen method of creation.
Lost & Found intends to demonstrate a cross-section of aesthetic interpretation of objects that are generally taken for granted in daily life. Artwork made from found materials provides the artist with an endless amount of inspiration, as all the necessary components are easily accessible and free to use. This is the art of the juxtaposition, both complimenting and conflicting itself, as the work is literally born from the streets and transformed into something that is new, exciting and fresh.
Through the usage of mediums such as old beat up currency, abandoned pieces of wood, detached doors and tattered textiles, the artist is able to rebuild forgotten memories and forge them into a new identity. Lost & Found offers the viewer the opportunity to reconnect with the pieces of the past and the chance to begin anew.
More info: Mighty Tanaka 111 Front St., Suite 224 Brooklyn, NY 11201