Known Gallery Present: KOFIE, LA-GO Brand, Jason Alper May 26th
May 25, 2012
Known Gallery proudly presents:
KOFIE / Working An Angle
LA-GO Brand, USA / INDISPENSABLE: Art by the oz.
Jason Alper / Luxury Logo
Opening Night: May 26, 2012 | 8-11pm
Exhibition Runs: May 26 – June 9, 2012
“If LEGO were a luxury brand, I imagine they would make things like this. I wanted to make something that had the look of sophistication with clean lines. The marriage of these two great icons is a match made in heaven. I wanted to use brands that couldn’t be more different but find a common ground between them. Having been both a child and a costume designer, this is a fitting homage to them both.”
Jason Alper has been a costume designer and stylist for the past 20 years, mainly in the world of comedy. In 2007 he moved to Los Angeles, where he continues to design costumes for movies and create art.
In the past decade, Jason has been an influencer in the world of popular culture, collaborating with Sacha Baron Cohen. He is known as a fearless costume designer with an artistic and irreverent eye, and for creating the iconic and memorable characters of Ali G, Borat and Bruno.
Always one to push the envelope, Alper made the decision to use his inventiveness by expressing his talents in a new medium, one that has always been at his core, art. His wry fusion of contemporary and classic icons is served up with the same satire and irony that has characterized his work as a costume designer.
Alper is from east London, England. Exposed and inspired by an array of cultures around him, his life was and is an ongoing dichotomy. After his first sell out art show in Los Angeles, “It’s all Back On”, he has recently displayed new works entitled “Proletarian Drift & The Enfranchisement Of The Bourgeoisie In The 21st Century”, a collection of oil paintings and sculptures. “Since oil has received so much bad press lately, I felt that it was time to do something positive with it.”
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