First Art Serie: “Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, and Handguns”
Adrien Brody debuted with his first Art Series of pop-Art paintings titled “Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, and Handguns” at Lulu Laboratorium during The Annual Art Fair. The pop-up show, which opens December 2, 2015 organized by Spanish-American artist and Brody’s friend, Domingo Zapata. After presents his paintings during the Art Basel Miami 2015.
Q: Can you explain the series?
AB: It’s an exploration of how, in our culture, we gravitate toward instant gratification. That guns are as commonplace as fast food. There’s a parallel between the way we reach for a hamburger to solve our hunger pangs and reach for a handgun to solve greater issues. I also want to delve into the conflicting messages that we receive as a young age, especially as boys, to play with guns. – Adrien Brody.
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Second Art serie: “Hooked”
His second Art series titled “Hooked” was presented at Art New York on May 3 – 8, 2016 in New York City.
Q: How did you find your inspiration for the series Hooked?
AB: I’m constantly searching for inspiration. I think that’s the beauty of art. You see it everywhere if you’re in tune to it, and certain things trigger other thoughts and they can become a cohesive story. I’ve always loved fish. They are a wonderful example of something so delicate and so bright and alive, in the ocean they exist in the dark depths and I see that as a metaphor for the ability of the spirit and of life to shine bright in the darkness. In my first series, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and Handguns, I reflect more on the overt darker elements that I feel are weighing on us in our society. Violence is ever-present and a threat that exists is something that is intangible and something that is very tangible. And in this series I am much more into that, although I touch on a bit of darkness with the carelessness of consumers, a modern world exudes and enables people to be less conscious, be part of what I find important, and the story telling here is we have to acknowledge the lightness within us and also recognize and care for the fragility in the world around us. The fish that live in that world are obviously victimized by our carelessness and perhaps under appreciated.
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“Hooked” in Shanghai, China
On November 10-11, 2016 Adrien Brody present his second Art serie “Hooked” for the 1st time in China at the 2016 ART021 Shanghai Exhibition. (read the article)
“I am honored to participate in the ART021. Show my work and see the impact of the Oriental Culture. Fortunately I can be part of this event, in the chinese Art and the permanent chinese culture” – Brody.
- Adrien Brody present his Art serie “Hooked” in Shanghai – China. (2016 ART021)
- Adrien Brody at the 2016 ART021 Shanghai Exhibition (Photos)