Friday, January 22, 2010

In (art)ificial gallery, The New Era exhibition will open simultaneously with the Pop Shop’s event, on February 6th. The New Era, has been described as the observations and exaggerations of Cleveland’s own, Rick Sans and Sergio Andujar II. The duo states “As we enter a new decade, we feel there is a mix of new and old within the social conscious. The things we grew up with, have come back in full circle, and seem to over saturate the world we live in.” The artwork is the celebration and rebellion of modern pop culture and its history. This show features artwork primarily on vinyl records as well as canvas and other found objects.
Rick Sans and Sergio Andujar II use a wide variety of mediums ranging from inks, acrylic paints, spray paint, screen printing, stenciling, and paint markers, on anything from vinyl records and canvas to blocks of wood. Their artwork and clothing line Sans Oceana has been seen on MTV, Nintendo commercials, feature films and Cleveland Fashion Week. Their styles are influenced by illustration, graffiti and anime.

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