Wednesday, October 6, 2010


I like the idea of the hybrid forms that transcend or blur the line between what is not usually accepted and what is visually pleasing. In the series in titled 'graffiti couture" where he was commissioned to paint canvases/walls for hi-fashion designers for there new summer/fall lines
i like the use of color on the background in contrast to the model in white. Also the wall doesn't take away from the fact that this is an advertisement for clothes.

this is a part of a brief biography i found about Kaws

KAWS was born Brian Donnelly in Jersey City, New Jersey. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration in 1996. After graduation, KAWS briefly worked for Disney as a freelance animator painting backgrounds. He also contributed to the animated series 101 Dalmatians, Daria and Doug.

He began his career as a graffiti artist growing up in New Jersey. Later moving to New York City in the 1990s, KAWS started subverting imagery on billboards, bus shelters and phone booth advertisements. These reworked advertisements were at first left alone, lasting for up to several months, but as KAWS’ popularity skyrocketed, the ads became increasingly sought after. In addition to New York, KAWS has done work in Paris, London, Berlin and Tokyo.

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