In a recent article of Giant Robot magazine, Eric Nakamura wrote about Deth P. Sun's first show for Giant Robot: "When the Oakland-based artist had his first solo exhibition at GR2 in 2003, the prices of his pieces ranged from a few dollars to a few hundred dollars. Lines of anxious buyers formed to buy his works, sometimes getting into arguments over them."
Over the years, Sun has participated in several more exhibitions for Giant Robot, and for "Fare Thee Well," he will be creating about 100 new paintings.
Giant Robot cites "David Attenborough, the Moomin series and the films of Terry Gilliam," as influences for the artist, adding: "Deth seeks to create a fantasy world as a reflection of his own experiences and worldview. It is a place where cold mountains loom under the stars, cloaked figures arrive with the night, and lone dreamers struggle -- a place where hope and belief still shine in dark times."
Giant Robot's press release summarizes the work of his collaborator, artist Ferris Plock, as "primarily character-based imagery that incorporates his passion for storytelling. His artwork, more often than not, incorporates animals or monsters in everyday human conditions: going to work, dodging splashes from cars, walking their pets, or some other scenario."
Ferris Plock uses a mix of acrylic, watercolor, spray paint, dip pens, collage and stains on wood panels, canvas, and found objects. He is also working on a new cartoon called "Seafarers 3," and several hand-pulled silk screens will be available at the show.
An opening reception for both Sun and Plock will take place from 6:30 - 10:00 PM on October 2 at GR2, which is located at 2062 Sawtelle Blvd. in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit the Giant Robot website.