Takashi Murakami, Cleon Peterson, FriendsWithYou and more for ComplexCon's Focus on Art Installations and Presentations, Nov. 3-4
As you know, Juxtapoz is heading to this year's ComplexCon with Vans for a series of 4-separate Vision Walks with Daniel Arnold, Ray Barbee, Brock Fetch and Miranda Barnes. Aside from that, ComplexCon is set for a massive focus on art this year!
For a third year, ComplexCon is ground zero for a global gathering of culture-shaping artists to showcase works, collaborations and interactive installations November 3-4, in Long Beach, California. The ComplexCon Art Experience once again features some of the most influential street, contemporary and pop artists and galleries from around the world including Takashi Murakami’s KaiKai Kiki Gallery, FriendsWithYou, Avant Arte x Felipe Pantone, Hebru Brantley, Scott Campbell and dozens more. 1800 Tequila™ returns to ComplexCon for a third year to present the Art Experience. This year they’ve teamed up with acclaimed artist Adam Lucas and streetwear designer Nicky Diamonds to create 100 exclusive, one-of-a-kind jackets to giveaway at ComplexCon, celebrating their “Just Refined Enough” campaign.
A sneak at what awaits attendees includes the following engagements:
—Avant Arte, the Dutch art collaborative reunites with artist Felipe Pantone
—Avenue des Arts, the Hong Kong based gallery is bringing works from Los Angeles deconstructive pop artist Matt Gondek
—Bettermeart, a contemporary fine street art gallery based in Shanghai, makes ComplexCon its first ever US show
—Evan Rossell, better known as “Stink” is bringing his iconic “Hairy Fools” installation.
—Eddie Kang Studios - South Korean artist known for his colorful and dreamy works which are philosophical stories which he creates based on life's reflections.
—Gallery Stan - Based in Seoul and NYC is bringing So Youn Lee, pop artist Sam, Sergio Garcia, and Fidia Falaschetti
—Gallery Delaive - presents a unique live painting session with Japanese artist Ayako
—Gangster Doodles, the artist who transforms Post-It notes into “Gangster Doodles” of famous rappers.
—Friends with You “PopWorld” is a spectacular 60’ x 60’ inflatable experience from LA-based art collective FriendsWithYou. The immersive, Instagram-worthy installation asks guests to donate to charity -- any amount is accepted starting at one cent -- in order to experience PopWorld. PopWorld is supported by PopSockets.
—Future Tech Labs is launching a sustainable clothing line.
—Hebru Brantley, the contemporary American artist best known for his Afro-Futurism approach to anime and graffiti, is bringing exclusive art pieces
—Joshua Vides is unveiling two new installations: a moonscape installation with Herschel, and a walk through experience with Ebay.
—Mariella Angela, a Los Angeles based oil painter known for her portraits of rap's greatest artists
—Mr. Flower Fantastic “MFF” is a New York based artist who explores floristry, sculpture, and design with an unprecedented style and an anonymous public persona.
—Over the Influence (OTI) Gallery will exhibit Cleon Peterson solo on Saturday featuring limited edition skate decks and sculptures.
—Gallery Delaive presents a unique live painting session with Japanese artist Ayako Rokkaku, showcasing her signature painting technique of applying acrylic paint with her bare hands.
As well as those exhibitions, Scott Campbell’s Whole Glory Tattoo Project is coming to ComplexCon. Attendees can enter to win a chance to get inked with a mystery tattoo selected wholly by Scott Campbell. Those lucky enough to get an appointment will place their arm through a small hole in a fence and get inked, with no consultation, discussion or even eye contact during the process.
Also, our good friends at Spoke Art will be exhibiting new works by Mark Drew (Tokyo) and GATS (Oakland)
1800 Tequila intersects art and style through a real time collaboration experience within the 1800 Tequila bar and lounge space in the ComplexCon Art Experience. Attendees have the opportunity to add their creativity to wearable pieces of art by customizing a Nicky Diamond-designed vintage denim jacket with patches and pins created by Adam Lucas, exclusively for 1800.
Uzumaki powered by Redbull* returns to ComplexCon to build a plush installation
General Admission tickets are still available at ComplexCon.com. General Admission tickets are $60 per day for Saturday or Sunday or two-day General Admission tickets can be purchased for $100 (plus fees). But hurry because earlier this summer, ComplexCon sold out its limited presale and VIP tickets in a matter of minutes.
Created to bring “the Internet to real life,” ComplexCon mixes concert performances, retail pop- up shops, video production studios featuring in-depth panels and conversations, art, food, brand activations, interactive technology and much more into a one-of-a-kind experience unlike any other festival in the world. The festival was formed in 2016 as a partnership between Complex Networks and ReedPOP, the producers of New York’s Comic-Con and Agenda. For more information on ComplexCon, please visit ComplexCon.com and follow @complexcon on Twitter and Instagram.