Thursday, March 5, 2009

Mia Arujo

Mia is another young artist who sort of popped out of nowhere when a pretty distinctive style. Her work is very fairytale oriented and features a central figure with the rest of the narrative swirling around. I find I seem to be drawn to really darkly decadent, opulent work lately, and that will culminated with a show I am curating in May called "Lush Life" in which I get to indulge my passion for the Pop Surrealists working in this vein. In fact, this aspect is what drew me to Pop Surrealism/Lowbrow in the first place...I'm happy many artists are still working like this when the trend is for street art which I'm not really interested in for Roq la Rue.