The New Contemporary Art Magazine

Tag: Mid-century design

Los Angeles based painter Josh Agle, better known as "Shag", celebrated the opening of his latest solo offering "Jungle Drums" over the weekend at Corey Helford's new massive 12,000 square ft space in Los Angeles. Previously featured on our blog over the years, the artist is well known for his mid-20th century modern architecture and design inspired works that depict candy-colored characters in stylish surroundings. For his exhibition, "Jungle Drums", influenced in part by Tiki carvings and mythology, Shag translated this art form into his own "Shag style" with new largescale paintings and Tiki god sculptures. He jokes that, at first, "I just wanted to paint women in sexy tiger fur outfits", and there are plenty of girls in cat suits throughout, but there is a level of sophistication to the way that Shag presents them.

Opening August 27th, Los Angeles based artist Tim Biskup will soon make his solo exhibition debut in Hong Kong with "Space Madness" at Kong Art Space. First featured in HF Vol. 2, as well as here on the blog, Biskup is well known for his increasingly explorative surreal character-based works. Over the years, the artist has credited Surrealism to Baroque and Modernist styles for his mixed aesthetic, always with a nod to his days an animation artist. Biskup seems to return to his roots with his latest series of loose and stylistic, cartoony mixed media paintings.

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