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EMA + ANACAO, July 2011
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EMA + ANACAO

The Island of Misfit Toys

An Exhibition of Oil Paintings, Drawings, & Original Screen Prints

July 8th - 30th, 2011  - Preview Evening Thursday 7th July, 6.00 pm

For this new exhibition at APG Works, Parisian artists EMA & ANACAO explore the contrast between dark and cute in a fantastic world.

The Island of Misfit Toys represents a gloomy universe populated by vintage, romantic and strange toys inspired by Japanese pop animation, 70's science fiction and graffiti.

A new series of oil paintings, drawings and screen prints (produced for the show at the APG Works studio) introduce us to an island of monstrous squids, half-human half-beast hybrids and muscular super heroes lost in a cataclysmic atmosphere of falling meteorites and floral patterns.

Below is a preview of some of the images from the show - more to follow, together with pricing and availability details... (the size of the images as displayed does not reflect the relative sizes of the actual prints -
please take note of the figured dimensions)

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Popytes
ANACAO

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50x70cm
3-colour hand-pulled screenprint
250gsm Keaykolour Antique Snow White

Edition of 30
Signed & Numbered

£70.00  Buy this Print Now

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Lost in the Universe
ANACAO

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70x50cm
2-colour hand-pulled screenprint
250gsm Keaykolour Antique Snow White
Edition of 20
Signed & Numbered

£70.00 Buy this Print Now...
 
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Golden Red Creatures
ANACAO

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35x50cm
3-colour hand-pulled screenprint
250gsm Keaykolour Recycled Claywhite

Edition of 30
Signed & Numbered

£50.00 Buy this Print now

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Welcome Home
EMA

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50x35cm
3-colour hand-pulled screenprint
250gsm Keaykolour Antique Snow White

Edition of 30
Signed & Numbered

£50.00 Buy this Print now...

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Cloud Diving
EMA

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50x70cm
3-colour hand-pulled screenprint
250gsm Keaykolour Antique Snow White

Edition of 30
Signed & Numbered

£70.00 Buy this Print now...

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Misfit
EMA

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50x35cm
3-colour hand-pulled screenprint
250gsm Keaykolour Antique Snow White

Edition of 30
Signed & Numbered

£50.00 Buy this Print Now... 

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The Island of Misfit Toys
Exhibition Poster

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24x51cm
2-colour hand-pulled screenprint
Colour option Blue or Fluoro Pink
250gsm Challenger Matte white cover stock


Edition of 100
Numbered

£15.00 Buy this Print Now... 


EMA + ANACAO // About the Artists

ANACAO // www.anacao.com // Ana Castillo, daughter of a sculptor, was born in Granada (Spain) in 1981, grew up in the South of France and studied Visual Communication in Montpellier. After living in Rome, Barcelona and Granada, she is now based in Paris, where she works as a freelance painter and graphic designer.

She has drawn all her life, and finds her inspiration in music, fashion and independent comic strips. Her drawings have been published in the "Lamono" magazine, Barcelona. As a portait artist she aims to reveal the psychological aspect of her subjects. She has held a solo exhibition in Galerie Az'art in Uzès (Gard) and with her father and brother, has taken part in the touring exhibition "Engagement dans l'Exil, une famille de républicains espagnols", Inspired by the exile of her grandparents. It has been shown at the Château de Valmy in Argelès sur Mer, the Museu Memorial de l'Exil in La Jonquera (Spain) and the Musée Jean Moulin in Paris. Buy prints by this artist...

EMA // www.florenceblanchard.wordpress.com // Florence Blanchard adopted the moniker ‘Ema’ in the early 90′s when she began spray-painting the walls of her hometown Montpellier (Fr), inspired by the worldwide graffiti phenomenon and its instantaneous appeal. It wasn’t long before her works adorned buildings and trains in the South of France, Barcelona, Paris and throughout Europe, before moving across North America.

As a resident of New York for almost a decade, her work as a visual artist can be seen throughout the city – both independently and alongside the creative elite. From wheat-pastes in Brooklyn, to gallery shows in Chelsea and large-scale mural productions in Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx – Ema’s artwork transcends the parameters of her humble beginnings and incorporates visual elements inspired from her daily life and the Brooklynite artist community she belongs to.

Utilizing acrylic, watercolor, silkscreen and spray-paint on canvas – Ema creates a world of abstract scenes populated by illustrative figures in a dream-like state. Now based in Paris, she continues to explore themes of symbolism, genealogy, and science fiction.

Oh, and she also has a PhD so that’s Dr. Ema to you.