GRNY Born of the Abyss – Buff Monster 4/19/08 – 5/14/08

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Born of the Abyss art show opening

Buff Monster
April 19 – May 14, 2008
Reception: Saturday, April 19, 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Giant Robot Gallery
437 East 9th Street
Between 1st Ave. & Ave. A, in the East Village
New York, New York 10009
(212) 674-GRNY (4769) |

Giant Robot is proud to present new work by Buff Monster at the GRNY Gallery. The artist is best known for his wheat-pasted street art featuring lumps of ice cream, clouds, and squirting breasts. The disarmingly sweet imagery has spilled over into the worlds of fashion, collectibles, and galleries–as well as collaborations for the likes of The Standard, Hurley, Vans, Helio, and Nike.

Born of the Abyss represents a break from Buff Monster’s public (and usually illegal) work, and reflects new themes, mediums, and directions. The show will include framed and unframed paintings on paper and wood panels. Inspired and influenced by typography, Christian demonology, heavy metal music, and Japanese monster toys, recurring elements will include geometric patterns and katakana, as well as a new character that he calls Demon Seed. These pieces will be complemented with a limited edition of hand-painted kaiju figures.

A reception attended by the artist will be held from 6:30 to 10:00 on Saturday, April 19. For more information about Buff Monster, GRNY, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact GRNY.