An exciting new exhibition full of Color, Cuteness and Pixel inspired Art works is now bringing happiness and curing the winter blues at the Catinca Tabacaru Gallery.
The glossy and fun works by Japanese Brooklyn resident artist Shinji Murakami were inspired by the recent craze we are all very familiar and addictive with #EMOJIS! 😍😉😜 The Pixel inspired works are more than just cute and fun to be around. The pieces were masterly crafted following the same precision and aesthetics used by traditional Japanese artisans.
The sculptures’ building blocks were painted and hand-cut into wooden squares made to resemble pixels. The paintings were purposely restricted to a minimal color palette as a way to represent the “complex environment that incarnates a virtual world into our physical realm”.
The space felt very much like one of Super Mario Bros Mushroom Kingdom’s landscapes. My subconscious kept expecting Princess Peach to come out of a hidden passage, and instead of the trusted sidekick Yoshi, we had a nearly 4 feet Pixel horse sculpture guarding the show. Giddy up horsey! 🐎
Murakami’s art initiation began over 15 years ago in the streets of Tokyo. Instead of the usual name tag most street artist would normally go for, Murakami drew catchy characters like flowers, puppies and hearts to attract a wider range of admirers ranging from kids to adults. “The New Age Hieroglyphics” were the stepping-stones that lead Murakami to expand his work on shapes and colors which in return serve as his medium for bringing smiles and joy throughout the world.
Shinji Murakami’s works will show till February 21, 2016 at the Catinca Tabacaru Gallery 250 Broome Street, New York 😘
Photos By:Erica Genece
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