Dias De Los Muertos: Featuring Pop Artist John Stango

Nov 1, 2018 - Dec 2, 2018

Dias De Los Muertos: Featuring Pop Artist John Stango

Artist's Proof in collaboration with The Darcy Presents 

DIAS DE LOS MUERTOS featuring John Stango

Opening Reception at The Darcy (located at 1515 Rhode Island Avenue Northwest)

Thursday, November 1st, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

RSVP HERE 

 

Join us at The Darcy for a night of music & art as we celebrate the greatest pop icons of our time with a live painting by Stango!

 

John Stango, a native to Philadelphia and a leader of the contemporary American Pop Art movement, builds upon traditional Pop art imagery while incorporating influential contemporary brands and unique American icons. In his new series, Day of the Dead, Stango pays tribute to cultural icons, such as Muhammed Ali, Bowie, Frida Kahlo, and Prince, who shaped twentieth and twenty-first-century pop culture energy.

 

His family’s artistic heritage, which traces back to famed American artist Norman Rockwell, influenced Stango’s unique talent.  After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and graphic design, Stango soon began to create original silk-screened works.  As his reputation as a fine artist and Pop Art innovator grew, he devoted his career to painting.  Stango’s paintings draw a diverse crowd of collectors including Nicole Miller, Bruce Willis, Governor Ed Rendell, Swizz Beatz, and Alan Iverson. John also remains deeply committed to philanthropy, using his paintings and proceeds to benefit charities around the world.

 

Post Modernism’s Pop Art movement emerged in the United States in the late-1950s as a way to challenge pre-existing traditions in fine art. It marked a return to hard-edged composition and representational art as a response by artists using impersonal, mundane reality, and irony to defuse the personal symbolism in Abstract Expressionism.  Essentially, Pop Art and Post Modernism as a whole was developed to take the seriousness out of fine art that had evolved over time.

Imagery from pop culture, such as advertising, comic books, fashion designers, and mundane objects, is often visually removed from its known context and combined with unrelated material. Perhaps some of the most iconic mid-twentieth century Pop Art works of art can be attributed to Andy Warhol’s “Campbell’s Soup Cans” or Roy Lichtenstein’s “Drowning Girl.”  Overall, the concept of Pop Art refers more to the attitudes toward the imagery presented rather than the art itself.

Today, the modern American Pop Art Movement thrives through artists like John Stango.  He paints in the vein of artists like Warhol and Lichtenstein while including modern subjects from newspapers, advertising, B-movies, mid-century modernism, magazines, fashion, noir films, vintage signage and pop-culture icons into his works, thus mixing a sense of nostalgia of Pop Art origins in the 1950s and 60s with 21st century cultural adaptations.

Dias De Los Muertos: Featuring Pop Artist John Stango
Artist's Proof in collaboration with The Darcy Presents DIAS DE LOS MUERTOS featuring John Stango Opening Reception at The Darcy (located at 1515 Rhode Island Avenue Northwest) Thursday, November 1st, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM RSVP HERE Join us at The Darcy for a night of music & art as we celebrate the greatest pop icons of our time with a live painting by Stango! John Stango, a native to Philadelphia and a leader of the contemporary American Pop Art movement, builds upon traditional Pop art imagery while incorporating influential contemporary brands and unique American icons. In his new series, Day of the Dead, Stango pays tribute to cultural icons, such as Muhammed Ali, Bowie, Frida Kahlo, and Prince, who shaped twentieth and twenty-first-century pop culture energy. His family’s artistic heritage, which traces back to famed American artist Norman Rockwell, influenced Stango’s unique talent. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and graphic design, Stango soon began to create original silk-screened works. As his reputation as a fine artist and Pop Art innovator grew, he devoted his career to painting. Stango’s paintings draw a diverse crowd of collectors including Nicole Miller, Bruce Willis, Governor Ed Rendell, Swizz Beatz, and Alan Iverson. John also remains deeply committed to philanthropy, using his paintings and proceeds to benefit charities around the world. Post Modernism’s Pop Art movement emerged in the United States in the late-1950s as a way to challenge pre-existing traditions in fine art. It marked a return to hard-edged composition and representational art as a response by artists using impersonal, mundane reality, and irony to defuse the personal symbolism in Abstract Expressionism. Essentially, Pop Art and Post Modernism as a whole was developed to take the seriousness out of fine art that had evolved over time. Imagery from pop culture, such as advertising, comic books, fashion designers, and mundane objects, is often visually removed from its known context and combined with unrelated material. Perhaps some of the most iconic mid-twentieth century Pop Art works of art can be attributed to Andy Warhol’s “Campbell’s Soup Cans” or Roy Lichtenstein’s “Drowning Girl.” Overall, the concept of Pop Art refers more to the attitudes toward the imagery presented rather than the art itself. Today, the modern American Pop Art Movement thrives through artists like John Stango. He paints in the vein of artists like Warhol and Lichtenstein while including modern subjects from newspapers, advertising, B-movies, mid-century modernism, magazines, fashion, noir films, vintage signage and pop-culture icons into his works, thus mixing a sense of nostalgia of Pop Art origins in the 1950s and 60s with 21st century cultural adaptations.
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Artist's Proof
Washington
District of Columbia
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Muhammad Ali Flag, 2017
John Stango

Muhammad Ali Flag, 2017

Mixed Media on Canvas

54 x 36 in

Fender Jimi, 2017
John Stango

Fender Jimi, 2017

Mixed Media on Canvas

34 x 34 in

Sinatra, 2018
John Stango

Sinatra, 2018

Mixed Media on Canvas

48 x 48 in

Hendrix, 2018
John Stango

Hendrix, 2018

Mixed Media on Canvas

48 x 48 in

Winehouse, 2018
John Stango

Winehouse, 2018

Mixed Media on Canvas

48 x 48 in

Lincoln's Five
John Stango

Lincoln's Five

Mixed Media on Canvas

50 x 50 in

Saturday Kennedy, 2016
John Stango

Saturday Kennedy, 2016

mixed media on canvas

48 x 36 in

Muhammad Ali, 2018
John Stango

Muhammad Ali, 2018

Mixed Media on Canvas

48 x 48 in

Einstein, 2018
John Stango

Einstein, 2018

Mixed Media on Canvas

48 x 48 in

Jack Comes To Life, 2017
John Stango

Jack Comes To Life, 2017

Mixed Media on Canvas

34 x 34 in

Basquiat
John Stango

Basquiat

Mixed Media on Canvas

54 x 48 in

Kahlo, 2018
John Stango

Kahlo, 2018

Mixed Media on Canvas

48 x 48 in

Bourdain, 2018
John Stango

Bourdain, 2018

Mixed Media on Canvas

48 x 48 in

Campbell Morrison, 2017
John Stango

Campbell Morrison, 2017

Mixed Media on Canvas

35 x 38 in

Heineken Basquiat, 2017
John Stango

Heineken Basquiat, 2017

Mixed Media on canvas

33 x 40 in

James Dean, 2018
John Stango

James Dean, 2018

Mixed Media on Canvas

48 x 48 in

Audrey, 2018
John Stango

Audrey, 2018

Mixed Media on Canvas

48 x 48 in

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