WWA Presents: Whimsical Delights
Wonderful World Art Gallery is proud to present â€œWhimsical Delightsâ€, a colorful and highly imaginative solo exhibition featuring new works by San Francisco based Australian artist Luke Feldman. Feldman will transform the gallery into a surrealist's dream, with each display celebrating the beautiful and the bizarre in his magical world, commonly known as SKAFFS.
9517 Culver Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
Opening Reception Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Gallery Reception from 7pm to 10pm
On View June 10 until July 11, 2009
In this latest collection, Feldman breathes new life into his SKAFFS. Feldman's style is one based on symmetry, flow and vibrant colors. Each work features luminous, yet subtle paintings on panel, and defined lines with elaborate detail designed though black pen ink on paper. The result is an alternate, often mystical universe created in Feldman's mind and brought vividly to life through his art.
In addition to Feldman's paintings and illustrations, the artist will be signing copies of his limited edition book Chaff n' Skaffs: Mai and the Lost Moskivvy. Illustrated and co-written by Feldman himself, the book follows a young girl named Mai on her courageous journey into a colorful, fantastic world, in hopes of reuniting a lost mosquito with his family. On display are the original drawings used in the making of the book, sure to be enjoyed by both fans and art lovers alike.
At the opening, viewers will also delight in watching Feldman create a special work of art right before their very eyes. An experience not to be missed, Feldman's process is creative and organic, and rarely does he have an image planned out in advance. Whimsical, indeed!
Luke Feldman: Whimsical Artist. Illustrator. Animator. Toy Designer. The San Francisco Cartoon Art Museum describes his art as â€œblending the classic stylings of 1950's Disney with a modern design sensibility to create something both cutting edge and timeless.â€, and Beautiful Decay magazine describes his illustrations as â€œinfectiousâ€. In addition to being a world renowned artist, Feldman had the honors of being a finalist in the 2007 Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival for his short animation â€œWho Saved the Moonâ€, as well as a finalist award at the 2008 Little Big Shots Film Festival.