Gruesome yet seductive women permeate Los Angeles-based artist Kristen Liu-Wong's fluoro-colored paintings and illustrations. We spend some time in the studio with Kristen, where she shows us some of her favorite pieces and fills us in on the allure of making lewd yet lustful images.
Influenced by old rave, punk, and metal show flyer aesthetics, the San Francisco-based artist examines what has come before him in order to not only inform his creations, but also to reconstruct into new, head-turning compositions.
Scenario: you’re on tour with your band and some gear gets stolen. Ok, you recover, it’s not the end of the world. You wake up a few days later to discover that this time almost all of your gear was stolen.
Her/their forthcoming debut album, secret princess, is the upshot of ten-plus years of personal growth, trials, errors and successes. In collaboration with Community Records and her/their own intuition and, NOVA ONE, whose hair is a muted peach bob against Raskin’s azalea-pink do, sings about love and loss in oscillating 60s-pop tones: hazy, dream-like and calmative.
We had a chance to talk with Alexis Sablone in the days leading up to her solo show at Extension Gallery in Boston, where she's showing a range of animations, illustrations, and her new board designs for WKND.