Featured Artist: Sumo
Eclectix recently ran across the works of Sumo, brightly colored and full of pop, they mix his previous street art styles on canvas in a happy way. His main character is a crazy baldhead type of guy in various incarnations, and his style reminds us a bit of Barry McGee meets Peter Max. The crooked smile of his characters implies someone up to no good – almost like the sneer of a Mafia thug. Mixed with bright bubbles of color and patterns – the two make a nonsensical juxtaposition, in a great way.
As a gift this year we received a copy of The Rejection Collection and were so taken with it we had to share it. The pages are full of hilarious and tasteless cartoons which the New Yorker rejected. Those familiar with The New Yorker magazine are aware of their outstanding dedication to publishing wonderful cartoons over the years. A rare and valued venue in these days of dying newspapers.
Most galleries always seem to want larger works but smaller, even tiny works like these matchbox paintings hold a special place in my heart. Imagine creating these miniature paintings, the brushstrokes must be the size of a pin! Paul has …