Opening Night: Sas and Colin Christian's Inner SpaceJuxtapoz // Thursday, 04 Feb 2010
Colin Christian’s silicone sculptural works are influenced by old sci-fi movies, pinup girl/supermodels, Anime, ambient electronic music and H.P. Lovecraft. He is not looking to create every imperfection and flaw, but to take the exaggerations and perfections of cartoons and turn them into a realistic 3D form. Colin creates their fashion according to a flashy neo-punk dress code, always suggesting their dominatrix spirit.
Colin’s wife Sas is a self-taught oil painter. When Sas went to museums and art galleries she was really impressed with the works of the "masters," yet she was never inspired by one person in particular. The artists she most admired were Bouguereau, Tamara De Lempicka, and Mark Ryden. Like her husband, Sas is also inspired by the world of Anime and Japanese pop culture. Working in oil and acrylic on linen or board, she expresses her doubts, desires, and hopes as well as those of her generation through a gallery of feminine portraits with ever changing moods, but an unchanging aesthetic model of round heads and hypertrophied eyes.
Read a great new interview with Sas and Colin we published in anticipation of this exhibit HERE.
All photos by Butterfly.
Sas and Colin Christian’s Inner Space is now on display at London’s Opera Gallery.
More info on Sas and Colin at www.hotboxdesigns.com