Ciou‘s vibrant, mixed-media works, with a sensibility labeled as “necro-kawai,” are collected in a new show at KochxBos Gallery in Amsterdam. The works in “The Inner Land Part 1” blend ink and acrylics on paper, with her signature characters in wildly active scenes. The show runs from March 24 through April 14 at the gallery. Ciou last appeared on HiFructose.com here.
On Saturday (Feb. 25), three solo exhibitions fill the spaces at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica. The features artists are Chris Mars, Amadine Urruty, and Ciou, each creating dreamlike worlds that can be both warm and unsettling.
Now that June is here, the spring season has officially come to an end which marks the close of Kochxbos Gallery’s group show, “Spring!” The exhibit features a variety of works by artists Ciou, Harma Heikens (HF Vol. 13), Sarah Maple, Sauerkids, Bethany de Forest, Tara McPherson (HF Collected Edition 3), Tim Biskup (HF Vol. 18), Ray Caesar (HF Vol. 4, 18), and Nicoletta Ceccoli, to name a few. Despite its spring-y title, their choice of themes are surprising, and reflect more on their most recent interests as artists. See more after the jump!
Diabolical kitties, grimacing monsters, and nymph-like girls populate Ciou’s busy mixed-media works, which seem to crawl with constant jitters. Ciou’s highly textured, overflowing compositions create the feeling of motion — a result of her painstaking line work. The French artist recently opened her solo show, “Beyond the Rainbow,” at KochxBos Gallery in Amsterdam. The new show features creepy-cute paintings, some of which are ornamented with elaborate frames, as well as hand-painted sculpture editions and a mural. Take a look at some of the work in the show and see the exhibition in person through February 28.
French duo Ciou and Malojo create illustrative works that combine their wildest fantasies and nightmares. Their previous show for Cotton Candy Machine gallery (covered here) displayed Malojo’s cartoony characters infused with colorful patterns, while Ciou’s work was mostly monochromatic. Their next show, “Freaks and Wonders” opens September 4th at White Lady Art in Dublin, and is inspired by scenes of celebration during seasonal holidays.