If you attended the Affordable Art Fair in NYC this past weekend, you could not have missed the bright, florescent colored Tiger Mural, entitled Fiend Cub, adorning the 18th street-exposed wall of the entrance lobby at the Metropolitan Pavilion, which was created by Orlando, Florida based artist Boy Kong especially for the fair!
I think that just looking at the piece got everyone excited for the show before they even entered the exhibition hall!
Kong also created a companion piece in this sculpture, Blood Dancer. A 3D artist by trade, Boy Kong expertly illustrates, paints and then hand cuts, and layers pieces of wood or acrylic to create his signature aesthetic. His pieces usually incorporate a bright and upbeat color scheme while his subjects often portray a disquieting message.
Irene Over Jacksonville, Florida (Image Courtesy of Heath Riccobono)
In an Email Dated August 26 at 11:48 AM, Heath Said:
I took a picture on the way to work this morning – something you guys in NY can look forward to…coming your way. Here [you can see] the outer band over JAX – bright and sunny to the west, black to the east. Hope you guys stay safe! I know we got lucky here.