September 13, 2008 5:50 PM   Subscribe

META. An exhibition of new artwork by Bruno 9li. [Via]
posted by homunculus (10 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I h8 it.
posted by Zambrano at 6:19 PM on September 13, 2008 [1 favorite]

I like those. Clean, dynamic. Reminded me of kaleidoscopic thankas.
posted by nickyskye at 6:32 PM on September 13, 2008

I can't decide whether I like them or not. The proportions and composition are pleasing, but the colors kind of put me off....
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 6:45 PM on September 13, 2008

Remind me of noise-rock concert posters. I guess art's pretty much thrown in the towel these days, huh.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 6:47 PM on September 13, 2008

I actually think Bruno 9Li is one of the most exciting artists working right now. The painting on the gallery walls seems to be more about satisfying some contemporary notion of "installation" art than actually matching up to the framed paintings, but otherwise this is a terrific show. I first saw his work on, which is one of my favorite places to see contemporary art. Anyway 9Li's rich, graphic compositions are redolent of computer imagery but are (purportedly) done entirely by hand and nicely blend the digital and the prestidigital. The characters in the work invoke the animal and the weird without going for the monkey/squid/cat trifecta of hipster art.*

* - I'm a fan of lowbrow surrealist art, too, and this is clearly not aimed in the same direction anyway, but I'm jes sayin'...
posted by Slothrop at 7:13 PM on September 13, 2008

I'm no art critic, but I know what I h8. And I don't h8 this.
posted by homunculus at 7:34 PM on September 13, 2008

I likey lotta, thanks homunculus.

And thanks Slothrop for the link too.
posted by slickvaguely at 7:41 PM on September 13, 2008

This guy is doing more or less what i wish i had the patience [and endurance] to do by hand. Any larger canvas than whatever a moleskine is and i'm hard pressed to finish it before my wrist turns into an achey ball of pins though.

I was talking to someone about this guy's style, and they mentioned that the contrast was blinding... online, i agreed but think it wouldn't be so shocking at their natural scale.

The Red/Blue/Black thing is one color scheme i'll always appreciate, but i'm totally colorblind and high contrast anything is what i prefer anyhow. When i sketch it's usually just black and red.
posted by phylum sinter at 9:50 PM on September 13, 2008

Holy shit those are beautiful. Gods for a new, hopeful age. Thanks, homunculus.
posted by mediareport at 6:28 AM on September 14, 2008

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