Subliminal Projects is gearing up for a big one. On January 22, 2011 the gallery will open The Big Picture: Mark Mothersbaugh & Shepard Fairey focusing on the duos artistic and philanthropic activity of the DEVO frontman and famed street artist respectively.
As artists, Mark and Shepard create work that demand the viewer’s attention, drawing them into a world where scale is pushed to the forefront. From several feet back, Shepard’s work tells one story while, up close, the intricate patterning tells another. The symbols in a Shepard print provide a contextual framework and the elaborate detailing reflects a careful attention to craft. Mark’s creative process begins on a small scale. His postcard-size illustrations and paintings often serve as the initial step in his creative process, from which he then pulls imagery for his larger work. These highly personal postcards are created on an intimate scale and, once enlarged into large-format works, the viewer is invited to step into Mark’s whimsical world. In both cases, it is the carefully thought out details that make The Big Picture.
The Big Picture will run through February 19, 2011.
1331 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
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