John De La O Art Preview at Rogue Space | Chelsea
Online PR News – 18-October-2010 – – John De La O announces new art preview at Rogue Space | Chelsea in New York this Thursday, October 21st from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.
Art Historian, Jessica Pepper describes John De La O’s art in her article: “Part pulp comics, part Pop art, John De La O’s work is a mixture of mass marketed imagery and pop culture, with the added references to the physical locations surrounding the artists childhood. Although some of the images used are readily recognizable cartoon and comic books references, he also uses storefront signs and local advertisements from his neighborhood in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. In this way John’s work becomes a complicated, yet lighthearted juxtaposition of both mass media and local culture- his work represents a pop culture memory that is at once identifiable to its viewers yet personal to the artist.”
Ms. Pepper goes on to say, “Work like John De La O’s reflects the very nature of modern society, which is a literal explosion of inescapable images. For artists like John, they respond to this prevalence of imagery and popular culture in their art. He examines his surrounding urban environment, and he takes what would be dismissed as banal, impersonal and inconsequential and makes it into personalized works of art.”
John De La O’s previous art showings at Rogue Space | Chelsea have had excellent turn out. View video from “John De La O Final” showing at Rogue Space | Chelsea at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZJGftzeHpk .