March 21 – April 19, 2015
March 21, 2015
ABOUT IT STARTED OFF SO NICE
It Started Off So Nice, Like Everything Does, works with familiar imagery to explore unfamiliar ground. Through manipulation and collage, recognizable images taken from cartoons and comics are twisted into a new context. These paintings and drawings explore animation’s darker undertones. Line and background, rather than character, come to the forefront, creating something abstract yet eerily rooted in a language familiar to anyone acquainted with early animation.
ABOUT AARON ELVIS JUPIN
Aaron Elvis Jupin is a painter and illustrator living and working in Los Angeles. His work typically depicts backgrounds or moments found in early animated cartoons. Focusing on the out of frame, the crop, and the familiar, while using flat color and black outlines to inforce the look of cartoons.
Aaron got his BFA from Otis College of Art and Design where he studied painting. He hasn’t had many jobs, and hasn’t won any awards. He spends most his time looking at books, watching movies, listening to music, drawing, and painting alone…
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