L.A.-based artist Buff Monster is doing what he does best (bubbly, mostly pink creatures and shapes) for his latest show, “The Sweetest Thing,” opening next week at Culver City’s Corey Helford Gallery.
Influences like “heavy metal, porn, Japanese kawai culture, and ice cream” are evident in his creepy-cute compositions which often feature a character, the “Happy Squirter,” made of breast-shaped parts with cherries frequently making stand-ins for nipples. Geometric backgrounds, patterns that evoke stylized squirting liquid, ruffles, drips and radiating shapes complete the Buff Monster world, painted in this case on birch ply.
In addition to paintings, a new limited-edition signed and numbered serigraph will be released on opening night. See details below.
The Sweetest Thing
Opening reception: 23 August 2008, 7-10pm
23 August-2 September 2008
Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232 map
tel. +1 310 287 2340