The New Contemporary Art Magazine

Tag: The Yok

The Yok & Sheryo are a New York-based artist duo whose busy, illustrative murals can be found on walls world-over, from Hong Kong to Miami. Most recently spotted at the street art festival Pow! Wow! Taiwan (see our coverage here), the frequent collaborators have developed a signature style that contrasts an austere palette of red, white and black with jovial, surreal imagery — sentient hot dogs on a tropical vacation, a surfing Satan that seems as friendly as Santa Claus, et cetera. The artists' frequently-used motifs, like pizza and palm trees, reference pulp illustrations, skateboard graphics and their unabashed affinity for kitsch. They bring together a frenzied array of imagery that speaks to those who grew up admiring '80s and '90s skateboarding and surfing culture.

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