Popular culture motifs are often embraced and celebrated by artists worldwide. Artists have a long history of looking to pop culture for inspiration as they draw on attitudes, ideas, images, and other phenomena presented in mainstream mass media. From Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein to Claus Oldenburg and Jean Dubuffet—popular culture themes, aesthetics and sensibilities inform what artists create and subsequently shape the way we reflect on our culture, mirroring our values and culture back to us. Similarly, pop culture themes regularly infuse the work of Arts Project artists, who explore broad-ranging subject matter and often use mass culture – advertising, music, internet images, Hollywood, and celebrity figures – to inform their work.
Opening: Saturday 28 April | 3 – 5pm
Dates: 28 April – 9 June 2018
Curator: Sim Luttin
Image | Patrick Francis, Not titled (Nicki Minaj), 2014, acrylic on paper, 57 x 54 cm.