Suckadelic & Cupco: New WorksJuxtapoz // Monday, 07 Dec 2009
Their attack on the nerd world of classic comics, D&D role-playing games, and Japanese sci-fi marries Mad Magazine's irreverent parodies with Warhol's "commerce-as-fine art" confrontations. Though both artists live on either side of the planet and work in different mediums, they arrive at the same place: Pop Art for the new millennium.
This two-person show will run through December 31st, 2009 at Metropolis Gallery
154 N. Prince St. Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: 717 572 9961 - Hours: Mon-Sat:11-6
Simultaneously a toy line, a sci-fi hip-hop group, a performance artist, and an all-around mad scientist, Suckadelic was first on the designer toy scene way back in 1998. Featured in publications as varied as Entertainment Weekly, Spin, Vice, Wired, and The New York Post, Suckadelic has also been championed by Kidrobot owner Paul Budnitz, interviewed on NPR: "All Things Considered," and done installations for the legendary NYC store ALIFE.
Possibly best known for creating the first ever homosexual action figure, Suckadelic has been embraced by the long-running Gay magazines Genre, Instinct and Homo Xtra. Most recently, Suckadelic was asked by Topps Cards to create a special Star Wars trading card series.
Cupco is the design, animation, illustration and doll-making brainchild of Lucas Temby and his wife/muse Mayumi Temby. Born on the streets of Tokyo on skateboards and mass sticker pasting, and subsequently transplanted to Sydney, Australia, Cupco both appreciates and satirizes the ludicrous and ridiculous nature of modern society.
Cupco animated cartoons have appeared on "Yo Gabba Gabba," original pieces have been part of several group shows at Giant Robot, as well as featured in the massive Pop Culture auctions at Christie's Auction House. Cupco has made a limited edition sneaker for Converse, and the recent "U.N. of Cupco" held in Sydney Australia featured a diverse group of artists taking on the Cupco brand - including exclusive original pieces by Tado, Jon Burgerman, Le Merde, Dehara, Bwana Spoons and Shawnimals.