StolenSpace is proud to present the premier London solo show from renowned Californian street artist Buff Monster. Featuring paintings on board, installation work and also the release of a limited edition print.
Celebrating 10 years of the king of pink; Buff Monster has created a brand new body of work expanding on and revisiting familiar themes that he has become synonymous with. The artist has become famous for his signature candy pink bubbles, drips, ice cream sundaes, breasts and Japanese-inspired cutesy winged characters (also called Buff Monsters) which bring a smile to the face. As well as his highly collectable fine art paintings Buff Monster is known all over the world for his collectible toys and design projects.
‘I’ve always painted squirts and boobs and drips, and I’ve always considered them landscape paintings; oozing landscapes. Of course, I use a very limited color palette: Buff Monster pink, along with a couple other shades of custom-mixed pink, and white, black and grays.
For me, color is very important and I think that using a very limited palette serves to distill the essence of the expression. Formally, the paintings are rendered with great detail and are created in the superflat method of painting. I take great care to keep the paintings as flat as possible; making sure the surfaces is as flat and perfect as I think is appropriate. I use very fine sandpaper along the way to guarantee a smooth surface’.
The Reign of Pink exhibition opens Thurs 28th April with a private viewing @ StolenSpace Gallery The Old Truman Brewery, Bricklane, London. Open to the public from Friday 29th April through to May 29th, so you’ve plenty of time to go check it out.
Love the UK invasion of Buff Monster and only hope that it continues. Peep the gallery bellow for shots of Buff Monsters’ awesome new mural in Bristol (if you live there, I envy you lol) to whet your appetite for pink goodness! Stay tuned for further coverage :]
(images courtesy of Beth @ StolenSpace Gallery)