Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Avant Pop artwork of Peter Mars.

Recently I have been e mailing back and forth with artist, Peter Mars. I was introduced to his artwork through Jeff Schaller. They had collaborated on artwork in the past with beautiful results as they share a similar theme of Americana but have very different styles that blend together extraordinarily well.

Peter's work speaks to American icons of the past from Coca Cola to Elvis, and Superman to Mobil. He creates multi layered screenprints that utilize typography, superheroes, advertising and cultural artifacts in a whimsical manner.

In a partnership with the Elvis Presley Estate, Peter was named an official artist of Elvis Presley Enterprises and was given access to over 60,000 images to use in his artwork. This has become inspiration for a new body of work.

You can see more of his work here and here.

"Night At The Carnival" 22" x 30"

"Elvis" 24" x 30"

"Elvis" 15" x 20"

"Birthday Girl" 16" x 30"

"Zap" 30" x 40"

"You Can Always Depend On Spiderman" 22" x 30"

"TV Breakfast" 22" x 30"

"Nevada Freeway" 22" x 30"

"Silver Sky" 48" x 36"

"Cinders" 22" x 30"

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