2D – Icons & Characters

October 23 – November 27

MondoPOP presents the most important international artists  from Urban Art, Pop Surrealism and Low Brow Art regarding Character design.

Heirs of International Pop, this generation of artists born between 70’s and 80’s, grown up with Disney, Looney Tunes, anime and Manga, vintage videogames and old internet aesthetics, often create characters similar to the ones they spent their childhood and adolescence with: puppets that comes back from the childish imagination to fill the visual imagination of adults.

But you should not look to the figures represented as a mere exercise of replication of the older comics or cartoons: with their strong ability to penetrate the imaginary of entire generations characters become the protagonists of this perfect society, suitable to communicate every single message, from social criticism to human moods.

Now the most important and recognized authors of this genre have come together to MondoPOP Gallery with important names from USA as Glenn Barr, Gary Taxali, Shag, Buff Monster (special guest of the opening party!), Jeremy Fish, Joe Ledbetter,  Jim Avignon, and from Europe: Jon Burgerman, Ian Stevenson, Boris Hoppek and even Italian artists as Tokidoki and Diavù.

Among them also fantastic female artists which portray almost exclusively female characters: Lisa Petrucci from the States, the Colombian Catalina Estrada, Italo-Canadian Camilla D’Errico and Japanese Naoshi, true pioneers of the genre and very much appreciated internationally.

Alberto Corradi, Bigfoot, Boris Hoppek, Brendan Danilesson, Buff Monster, Camilla d’Errico, Catalina Estrada, Camilla Falsini, Cesko, Dan Barry, Dave Cooper, David Diavù Vecchiato, DGPH, Edward Robin Coronel, Gary Taxali, Gian Franco Leroy, Giovanna Pistone, Glenn Barr, Jeremy Fish, Jim Avignon, Joe Ledbetter, Jon Burgerman, Lisa Petrucci, Marco About, Michael Sieben, Mr. Wany, Naoshi, Paul Chatem, Shag, Tokidoki, Victor Castillo

via dei Greci 30
00187 Roma / Italy