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Canadian First Nations (We Wai Kai/Cape Mudge Band), 21st century, male.

Born 1975, in Richmond (British Columbia).

Painter, sculptor, printmaker, photographer.

The aesthetic of Sonny Assu (Liǥwilda’x̱w/Laich-kwil-tach) is a confluence of Northwest Coast formline motifs and popular Western culture. He is well versed in the traditional Kwakwaka’wakw arts of drum, blanket and basket making and uses these as the starting place of many of his artworks. Drawing on a pop sensibility, mass-media culture is used as a conduit to explore and expose these Kwakwaka’wakw traditions as well as the artist’s own mixed heritage. By bringing these seemingly desperate elements together, Assu’s works challenge popular notions of authenticity regarding Indigenous people and their art. Moreover, while the works may appear whimsical at first glance, they offer a sharp critique of Western society’s culture of consumption as it relates to colonisation, both historical and ongoing, in North America....

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in New York City.

Born 23 November 1958, in Los Angeles.

Painter (mixed media), sculptor.

Neo-Pop Art.

Kenny Scharf studied at the School of Visual Arts, New York, obtaining a BFA in 1980. At college he met artists Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose work in the graffiti art movement influenced Scharf, as seen by the graffitied wall in his painting ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1959.

Sculptor, draughtsman.

Neo-Pop Art.

Peter Soriano trained as a painter before taking up sculpture. He models his creations in wax first, then makes the mould and moulds the final sculpture in coloured resin. He bans the use of plinths, and his creations have to be placed on the ground, like abandoned toys, or hung on the wall as if climbing. His objects generally have a hybrid appearance. On one hand, it is difficult to tell whether they refer to natural or artificial objects or a combination of the two against nature, on the other hand they are in hard, polished resin but appear to have soft inflatable forms. It is difficult to tell whether their soft Walt Disney style forms and their aggressively false colours make them into comical objects. Collections of his works were shown at the Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris, in ...