Friday, April 18, 2008

Jeremiah Ketner at M Modern Gallery - Hooray!


PopDrawer has just stumbled on the work of Chicago-based artist Jeremiah Ketner, and boy do we feel dumb. What took us so long?! If you like Takashi Murakami and Yoshitomo Nara (and we DO!), you'll like Mr. Ketner. His work certainly is original and unique and stands on its own, but the aesthetic is similar enough to know that a fan of one will most likely be a fan of the other.

According to the bio on his website, "Ketner draws inspiration from Japanese aesthetics, packaging design, magazine ads and urban graffiti... Jeremiah's paintings are an assemblage of muted tones, non-dimensional forms, flower like shapes, and charming little creatures navigating through a sort of candy-land world. The paintings are created with no preliminary drawing; a composition is formed haphazardly and then outlined through the building process of layers."

And now you have a chance to hang one of his sugar-coated masterpieces in your home, as he has a solo show opening at M Modern Gallery in Palm Springs Saturday, April 19th titled "Another Tomorrow." But no matter where you live you can see the paintings here, and buy them by phone (or perhaps online). The paintings run from $450 (cheap!) to $4000, and will knock your eyes out.

If originals are too rich for your blood, prints and t-shirts are available in his online store. Prices start as low as $15!


Jeremiah Ketner's official site

"Another Tomorrow" at M Modern Gallery

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