2015 LA Art Show Exhibits Awesome Examples of Modern Pop-Art

Art which at once is playful, vibrant and makes a statement (both good and bad) is quite typically on my radar whenever attending any gallery opening of art exhibit.  It isn't uncommon to find me bypassing botanical prints and traditional landscapes and even Impressionist masters in order to find something unique, something modern, and something with a twisted edge. 

This constant search is what found me wandering the aisles of the LA Art Show this past January.  With a focus on Asian artists as well as the contemporary scene in Los Angeles, I certainly found a number of works which fit the bill.  Here we showcase several of our favorite "edgy" works from the Los Angeles Convention Center.

LA Art Show 2015 || www.laartshow.com || 2016 Dates to Be Announced


A Perspective on Pharmaceuticals
25mg & Valium - Desire Obtain Cherish || www.desireobtaincherish.com
The over-drugging of America is firmly represented in the overscale yet lifelike 3-dimensional sculptures of Desire Obtain Cherish.  Offering up personal commentary, demonstrating just how big a part of life prescription pharmaceuticals have become while also vibrant and playful.

25mg by Desire Obtain Cherish

25mg by Desire Obtain Cherish

Valium by Desire Obtain Cherish

Valium by Desire Obtain Cherish


New Works from the King of Pop-Art
Material Girl - Nelson de la Nuez || www.kingofpopart.com
Blending a comic book style with controversial money-centric themes, the King of Pop-Art, Nelson de la Nuez, portrays what might be on just about every modern woman's mind - fabulous shoes!  Now if only whispering sweet nothings in order to get them actually worked.

Nelson de la Nuez

Nelson de la Nuez

Material Girl by Nelson de la Nuez

Material Girl by Nelson de la Nuez

Material Girl by Nelson de la Nuez

Material Girl by Nelson de la Nuez


A Slightly Skewed Remembrance of our Youth
Street Art featuring Mickey Mouse, Trix, and Snoopy by Gary John || www.streetartgaryjohn.com
As a child of the 1980's I can easily name each of the six characters depicted in a new series of street art by artist Gary John - the Trix Rabbit, Snoopy, and Mighty Mouse, among others taking the spotlight.  At once the works are primitive and iconic, childlike yet interestingly mature, representative of the cartoons they portray.

Rock-em Robots by Nelson De La Nuez; Street Art by Gary John

Rock-em Robots by Nelson De La Nuez; Street Art by Gary John


Where Getting Up Close & Personal is Required
Project II - Liu Dadi || www.meartgallery.com
From afar there isn't much in the way of pattern or thematic depicted in the works of Chinese artist Liu Dadi.  However, take a closer look and his works' inner secrets become apparent.  A technique used only by him, Liu hand coats silver gelatin liquid emulsion onto the granular surfaces of Platinum/Palladium printing resulting in an almost shagreen effect that is simply stunning.


Revising the Exit Sign
[This is Exit] square 300 green - Yuki Matsueda || http://yuki-matsueda.com
Please exit the building quickly and calmly said this piece never.  A 3-dimensional depiction of the common overseas building exit sign, Japanese artist Yuki Matsueda instills a bit of get up and go into typical way-finding.  There is no missing this exit.

[This is Exit] by Yuki Matsueda

[This is Exit] by Yuki Matsueda


How Jesus Would Have Wanted it, a Modern Interpretation of the Last Supper by Art Unified
Last Supper - Johan Andersson || www.artunified.com
From jailbirds and lesbians to drug addicts and terrorists, artist Johan Andersson invites them to dine alongside Jesus in his latest largest scale work for Art Unified.  The vibrant setting is wildly detailed causing one to simply stop and stare in anticipation of catching every bit of minutiae.

Last Supper by Johan Andersson

Last Supper by Johan Andersson


DCoopMedia was not compensated for this post.  All images copyright DCoopMedia unless otherwise noted and may not be used without permission.