Monday, December 12, 2011

Neo Indigenous Official Press Release


Press Contact:
Liza Quiñonez

MARKA27 Unveils Highly-Anticipated, “Neo Indigenous”

December 12, 2011, New York City. Victor "MARKA27" Quiñonez finally unveils his new body of work, Neo Indigenous, on January 12, 2012, from 8-10pm. New York’s art elite will flock to TTUnderground Gallery, 91 2nd Avenue, Lower Level, in the East Village of Manhattan to witness the mix-media exhibit. From January 12 - 28 art lovers will journey through the artist’s exploration of binding ancient Aztec, African, and Asian art forms with modern pop culture and street art.

Neo Indigenous celebrates the artist’s arrival and first solo show in Gotham. It also marks a shift in the artist’s cultural consciousness. His quest to bridge past with present illustrates his yearning to bring deeper meaning to both old and new art forms. Juxtaposing ancient elements with contemporary design aesthetics, Marka27 reveals both a connection and a disjuncture in the process. Challenging viewers to confront the existing practice of commodifying art, the exhibit leaves a lasting impression-- a mark Marka27 has predicated his reputation on.

Using multiple mediums such as paintings, collectible vinyl toys and speakers, silk screen panels, and prints, Neo Indigenous is a visual feast of the artist’s ability to float seamlessly between varying art forms. Having worked with clients such as Pioneer Electronics, VH1, Disney, Scion, and Kidrobot, Marka27’s solo debut in NYC is not one to be missed.

About Victor "Marka27" Quiñonez:

Born in Juarez, Mexico, and raised in Dallas, Texas, Victor “Marka27” Quiñonez’s foray into the art world began in the city’s streets mastering the art of graffiti. Advancing to earn his BFA from The Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston, MA, Marka27 became a household name for his “audio canvas” series and elaborately executed installation art and murals.

Marka27's artwork has been exhibited in galleries across the United States and showcased alongside artists such as: Futura, David Choe, Ron English and Gary Basemen, and has appeared in lifestyle magazines and books such as Graffiti Planet, Burning New York, I am Plastic Too, and gracing the cover of Flux-Designer Toys. His artwork has sold through the world-renowned Freeman's Auction House.

Now based in New York City, Marka27’s quest for artistic exploration continues. Breaking beyond the canvas’ confines, he created to critical acclaim the MIniGods: Givers of Divine Sound©, a high-end line of designer vinyl toy speakers. His latest body of work, Neo-Indigenous© is a deep look into indigenous ancient aesthetics fused with street art, pop culture, and personal life experience. For more info, visit the Marka27 website and blog.

About TTUnderground Gallery:

TTUnderground emerged in June 2010 as the new Toy Tokyo Gallery Space. Its roots were forged in the journey that began with theshowroomNYC, in the fall of 2004, as a unique venue to explore the connection of pop art culture with the world of designer toys. The genre encompasses a wide range of artists who choose to display their works on various mediums including clothing, vinyl toys, canvas, and even film. Originally this realm was most popularized in Japan, China, and Hong Kong. Now the combination of art and the limited edition toy is main stream in the United States. TTUnderground strives to continue the expansion and growth of the intersection of pop art and designer toys through exhibition and special art events.

Neo Indigenous: A Solo Art Exhibit by Victor "Marka27" Quiñonez

TT Underground
91 Second Avenue, Lower Level
New York, NY 10003

Opening Reception:
Thurs, Jan. 12, 2012
8pm to 10pm

1's & 2's:
DJ T-wreXX

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