ARTLORD

Artlord’s work explores the relationship between current pop culture, recycled culture, and nonchalance.

Artlord makes paintings and street installations. By using popular themes of pop and recycled culture, Artlord seduces the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium and the interval that articulates the stream of daily events. Moments are depicted that only exist to punctuate the human drama in order to clarify our existence and to find poetic meaning in everyday life.

His paintings sometimes radiate a cold and latent violence, and other times create a sense of playfulness and joy. The natural visual seductiveness of bright colors, along with the conciseness of hand cut stencils and screens; further builds the works depths contextually as well as physically.

By accentuating aesthetics, Artlord touches various overlapping themes and styles. Several reoccurring subject matters can be recognized throughout his work; the relation between popular culture and media, repetition, provocation, and a deeper look into the process of expectations; particularly with recycled pop culture icons.

Artlord’s works often refers to pop and mass culture. Using text, vibrant colors, and a street art aesthetic; he creates a euphoric world where light-heartedness meets undermined rules. 

Artlord currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.


WORKS


SOLO SHOWS

2017

Los Angeles Roots, Gallery 4900, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2015

The Birth of Artlord, ADR Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Artlord Strikes Again, Fortune Soundclub, Vancouver, BC

2014

Artlord X Fortune Soundclub: In the Mind of Me, Fortune Soundclub, Vancouver, BC

 

GROUP SHOWS

2017

Art Vancouver, Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, BC

RAW Art Presents: Verve, Boulevard 3 Nightclub, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2016

Kanye Loves Kanye by The Most Famous Artist, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Street Art Fair Los Angeles by STREET, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Art Basel: Miami

2015

Bootleg Disney: A Group Show, Fortune Gallery Space, Vancouver, BC

Hanksy's Surplus Candy: The LA Takeover, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Street Art Fair Los Angeles by STREET, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2014

ArtBeat Vancouver, ArtBeat Charity Art Auction, Vancouver, BC

Art Basel Miami: The Fearless Artist, Gallery 38 (LA) X Fearless Artist Media (NYC), Miami, FL, USA

Ellipsis BFA Grad Show, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, BC

Public Art at UBCO, Sculpture showcase, UBCO, Kelowna, BC

Young, VACU curate public art show, Kelowna, BC

Art on the Line, UBCO BFA Fundraiser and Auction, Kelowna, BC

Deep End, FINA Gallery, Painting showcase, Kelowna, BC

2013

UBCO Visual Arts Exhibition Showcase, Curated by Katie Brennan and Byron Johnston, Kelowna, BC

Flawless, FINA Gallery, Sculpture showcase, Kelowna, BC

2012

Shipwreck, Vertigo Gallery, Sculpture showcase, Vernon, BC.

Recent Works, FINA Gallery, Sculpture showcase, Kelowna, BC

2011

Recent Works, FINA Gallery, Sculpture showcase, Kelowna, BC

Mad Hatter: Through the Looking Glass, Public Art Show, Room 13, Kelowna, BC

Look, FINA Gallery, Sculpture showcase, Kelowna, BC