Buff Monster is the Hawaiian-born, L.A.-based street artist known for his pastel critters with mousey ears—and heavy on the pink—that 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 display—framed, unframed, and on wooden panels—also include hand-painted kaiju toys.
Mon., May 12, 2008