MURAT SAYGINER- Dropping 6/2 @ 3:30 PM PT
Murat Saygıner is a self-taught digital artist who works as a motion designer, filmmaker, photographer and composer based in Ankara, Turkey.
Born in Prague in 1989, Murat Saygıner got involved with photography and digital art in 2007 and won numerous international awards. As early as 2008, his works were selected for “IPA Best of Show” exhibition in New York and in 2010, he was awarded Emerging Talent of the Year in “The Photography Gala Awards”.
He has written, directed and produced several animated short films since 2013 which were screened in over 200 film festivals including Academy Award Qualifying Festivals such as “Animest” and “AIFVF”. Six of his films were Staff Picked on Vimeo. In 2019, he assembled ten of his short films under the title of “The Flying Fish” which drew various reviews by acclaimed film critics and received the Vitriol Award as the Best Experimental Film in The First Hermetic International Film Festival in Venice.
The Flying Fish
The Flying Fish is a set of select short films created by Murat Saygıner over the span of seven years. Named after the alter-ego of the artist, the drop brings together seven films revolving around alternative states of the human condition. The artworks will be released over the course of 7 weeks.
The short films were screened in over 200 film festivals including Academy Award Qualifying Festivals such as “Animest” and “AIFVF”.
Dosbrak – Dropping 6/9 @ 3:30 PM PST
Dosbrak is an artist who creates his work digitally or sometimes paints original works. His distinct, stylistic approach has caught the attention of many across the world who praise his work for it’s big personality and unique style. He has collaborated with and/or been commissioned by some of the biggest celebrities and combat sports stars in the world; including Joe Rogan, Conor McGregor, UFC, ESPN, Mike Tyson, Jon Jones and Tyson Fury to name but a few.
Crown Collection Part 1
A crown is a traditional symbolic form of headwear which traditionally represents power, victory, triumph, honour, and glory. In this collection, Dosbrak honors society’s greats and pop culture royalty.
Lumi – Dropping 6/10 @ 3:30 PM PST
Lumi is one of the foremost digital artists in the world. Based in Seattle, Lumi creates vibrant and imaginative dreamscapes inspired by the surreal and psychedelic qualities of life. Immersed in the nature, art, and culture of climes like Iceland and Scandinavia. Lumi creates lush and vivid scenes that stimulate the senses and invigorate a passion for living and curiosity. Each piece is a unique expression created with the intent to uplift and inspire children of every age and background. With more than 2 billion views on GIPHY, nearly 100,000 followers on Instagram, and clients like Louis Vuitton, Netflix, and Adobe.
Digital mythology is an artistic genre created by Lumi co-opting archetypal stories, iconography, and imagery to lead viewers down a path of exploration asking what it means to be a member of mankind in an age where the rapid development of technology reveals the fundamental absurdity of human existence. Featuring prominent themes of futurism, spirituality, and consciousness, digital mythology combines the oldest existential human stories with the heights of futuristic technology in a stark display of dystopic splendor.
Alex Pardee x Spoke Art Gallery – Dropping 6/11 @ 3:30 PM PST
As a pop-surrealist artist, freelance illustrator, toy designer and transmedia pioneer, ALEX PARDEE creates brightly colored nightmares, or as he calls them, Brightmares. His neon-colored work—often blending cute with horrific—is iconic, and has been featured multiple times in both JUXTAPOZ and HI-FRUCTOSE magazines. In addition to his personal paintings, digital crypto art, storytelling and character developments, Alex has helped design film projects like Zack Snyder’s “Sucker Punch”. His illustrations have graced album covers (The Used, Aesop Rock) and video games (The End Is Nigh, The Binding Of Isaac), while his solo art gallery shows have been adapted into horror films (Digging Up The Marrow) and fantasy television projects (Chadam).
Alex is currently creating as many Brightmares as he can in Los Angeles, CA.
Spoke Art Gallery
SPOKE ART GALLERY is a brick and mortar contemporary art space in San Francisco specializing in illustration, street art, pop culture, and fine art. Their very first exhibition ever was a pop up show in Oakland in 2010, that show featured a prominent local artist named ALEX PARDEE. More than ten years later they are excited to reconnect with Pardee again for SHUNDERLAND, an exhibition taking place this week simultaneously as a pop up show in Santa Monica, CA and also online on MAKERSPLACE.
ALEX IN SHUNDERLAND
“I don’t remember much of my life before I was diagnosed with clinical depression and panic disorder at age 14, but I do remember how I’ve dealt with my life ever since.
SHUNDERLAND is an entire world of characters, stories and “Brightmares” that I created when I was in high school so I had somewhere to mentally run away to when I needed to escape. My reasons for needing to escape varied. Sometimes it was the depression. Sometimes it was the fear. Sometimes I was angry. Sometimes I just wanted to make myself laugh. A lot of times (especially these days), it was confusion. Shunderland is my own Minecraft, my own Westeros, my own Springfield, my own CHEERS, with my own multiple Woody Harrelsons, in my own galaxy far, far away.
I’ve escaped to Shunderland on a daily basis for over 30 years, and for the first time, in conjunction with SPOKE ART GALLERY, we wanted to share with you some of its oldest inhabitants and friends who I have literally MADE along the way.
Each painting in this collection is inspired by my own art from the past. They are each based on an old sketch, scribble and story that I created decades ago, during some of my early trips into SHUNDERLAND.”
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