Katy Arrington – Dropping 10/5
Katy Arrington is a well-known illustrator and digital painter based in Jakarta, Indonesia. She has gained a massive following for her anime style girls who vary in style from cute and kawaii, to eerie and evil. Some of her most popular work seeks to bring these girls into the world of crypto, by incorporating various coins into her characters’ personas.
Arrington is inspired by the many forms of anime art from Kawaii (Japanese cuteness culture), to the beautiful and strange. Her works can be described as everything from beautiful, strange, cute, creepy, joyous and even twisted.
Arrington had an arguably tumultuous relationship with art, and even quit all together in her mid-twenties. But, lucky for us, her passion for art remained strong, and ultimately lead to her not only returning to the art world, but achieving great success within it. Today, when she is not creating, Arrington is helping share knowledge with other artists on how to make it big in the art world.
Arrington’s artwork speaks to themes of empowerment, and an unapologetic embracement of femininity. Her artwork is bright, vivid, sensual and full of life with each one containing a plethora of bold colors and undeniable personality.
Magic Happy Place of Joy
A reflection into a time of Arrington’s life when she seemingly “had it all” to the outside world – money, a good job, a list of achievements, beauty, health and a relationship- yet inside was at her absolute lowest: This collection explores our deepest needs and desires and the root of happiness- literally illustrating that money and materials truly can’t buy happiness.
Grand Chamaco – Dropping 10/7
El Grand Chamaco is an illustrator, character designer, animator and more, who is known across the world for his playful take on for society’s most impactful individuals. Born in 1982, in Los Ramones, a municipality of the State of Nuevo Leon, in Mexico, he spent his childhood afternoons playing with colour pencils while he dipped dry meat with chile sauce and lemon.
Frustrated by the lack of creative enthusiasm in his hometown, at the age of 25 Grand Chamaco fully separated himself from society, moving to a remote cottage where he gave his undivided attention into honing his artistic craft. After years of solitary study, the arrival of the internet in Grand Chamaco’s changed everything. For the first time ever, the world was exposed to Chamaco’s whimsical world, filled with color and a contagious energy… And the world liked what it saw.
El Grand Chamaco’s artworks are inspired by his Mexican roots, adopting the colorful vibrant palette of the culture into his 3D graphics. After years of perfecting his style, he gained his fame as a prominent illustrator and character designer—reimagining pop culture characters with a playful and satirical approach.
IV gallery has curated “Mucho Muchacho” by Grand Chamaco. This series presents a number of vivacious characters- from Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dalí, Donald Trump, Jesus, and more- delivered with a healthy dose of comedy and glee.
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