BAST

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The culturally infused sculptures and paintings of artist BAST are deeply rooted in the elements of hip-hop. The artist explores the energy of graffiti and the surfaces of dilapidated and weathered signage, often depicting devious cartoon characters parading around with guns. Some of the artist’s personified characters are exaggerated to humorously reflect the stereotypes associated with hip-hop culture. Bast’s work is gritty, ghetto, and fit with a twisted humor. In a recent exhibition with New Image Art Gallery in Hollywood, California the artist presented a collection of “hunting monsters,” which mixed Hollywood monster characters like the Wolfman and Creature from the Black Lagoon with modern urban characters like Flava Flav and Biz Markie.

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