The New Contemporary Art Magazine

Tag: SpongeBob SquarePants

Ohio based artist Alfred Steiner has an admittedly bizarre predilection for anatomical and fragmented parts since his childhood. His watercolor paintings of pop culture icons, logos, and cartoon characters use unseemly pieces to build an image. His work could be described as modern day Pop-Mannerism, a combination of Pop Art and Mannerist art, and brings to mind that of Italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who painted imaginative faces made of fruits and other objects. However, Steiner credits more surprising and eclectic inspirations, such as the fantastic imagery of Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch and fictional characters like Homer Simpson.
In 2010, street artist and character designer Jeremyville began posting a series of daily illustrations at his blog called "The Jeremyville Community Service Announcments." In his quirky and colorful style, those simple images and words resonated with people online and before long, the project went viral. Today, there are over 500 announcements in the series. In theme, it touches upon pop-culture topics and as Jeremyville describes, "everything about what it means to be human." For his current exhibition at Groove@CentralWorld in Bangkok, Jeremyville reimagined some of his most popular CSA's as giant sculptures. 

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