Buff Monster is the Hawaiian-born, L.A.-based street artist known for his pastel critters with mousey earsand heavy on the pinkthat show up on posters plastered on random buildings. Despite (or perhaps because of) the illegal nature of many of his projects, his designs have been commandeered by Nike, Vans, and Hurley. The monster is now coming inside for a new show, Born of the Abyss, that will show off his love of hair-metal music, Japanese culture, and geometry. The new works on displayframed, unframed, and on wooden panelsalso include hand-painted kaiju toys.
Mon., May 12, 2008