Though they tackle different subject matter, Askew One and Fintan Magee each address social issues and cultural identity in the context of a globalized society. Their two-person show “Oceanic” will briefly be on view for a pop-up exhibition at RexRomae Gallery in London July 24 through July 30. With their shared backgrounds in street art, both artists will be covering the walls of RexRomae with site-specific murals for the show.
Closing this weekend at Known Gallery is New Zealand based artist Askew One’s (featured here) vibrant solo show, “Diaspora”. The show brings his unique pop art portraits to Los Angeles for the first time. Askew One’s creative background is a vigorous one, from music video directing, editing, to moving images. Even his street tags exhibit confidence and movement. His plexiglass paintings bring this same energy to the face, together with cultural designs specific to his subject. The exhibition’s title, “Diaspora”, refers to the ‘dispersion’ or movement of a population of people. Read more after the jump.