rotofugi gallery


Locals Only

New Works by Eleven Chicago-Based Artists
March 3-April 8, 2018


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1
Amoeba Wave
Kawaii Suga
Acrylic on Wood
10 x 8 in
Sold

2
Hornet’s Kiss
Kawaii Suga
Acrylic on Wood
8 x 10 in
$200
Available

3
Simon
Joey D
Ink/Color Pencil on Paper
4 x 6 in
Sold

4
Lydia Lightning and the 27th Century
Joey D
Acrylic on Wood Cutout
25.5 x 32.5 in
Sold

5
VICTOR HR-3300
Joey D
Acrylic on Wood Cutout
21 x 30.5 in
$650
Available

6
Horace
Joey D
Ink/Color Pencil on Paper
4 x 6 in
Sold

7
Spawn
JUNK YARD
Ink on Paper
9 x 12 in
Sold

8
now
Jeff Pak
Ink on Paper
8 x 10 in
$400
Available

9
&then
Jeff Pak
Ink on Paper
8 x 10 in
$400
Available

10
Save the Drama
Shawnimals
Acrylic on Wood Panel
13 x 9 in
$250
Available

11
Third Wheel
Shawnimals
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 6 in
Sold

12
Helping Hands (SOO HVY)
Shawnimals
Acrylic on Wood Cutout
16 x 8 in
Sold

13
Helping Hands (ALL PWR)
Shawnimals
Acrylic on Wood Cutout
16 x 8 in
Sold

14
Helping Hands (HUH WHA)
Shawnimals
Acrylic on Wood Cutout
16 x 8 in
Sold

15
Hidden Ninja
Shawnimals
Acrylic on Wood Cutout
9 x 5 in
Sold

16
Hidden Ninja
Shawnimals
Acrylic on Wood Cutout
9 x 5 in
Sold

17
Hidden Ninja
Shawnimals
Acrylic on Wood Cutout
9 x 5 in
Sold

18
Dirty Pair
Vivian Le
Color Pencil on Paper
13 x 11 in
Sold

19
Pile no. 2
Vivian Le
Acrylic, Ink, Color Pencil on Wood Panel
12 x 12 in
Sold

20
Untitled (after Ren Hang)
Vivian Le
Color Pencil on Mylar
5 x 7 in
Sold

21
2008-2017, RIP BLJ
Jonathan Jardin
Gouache on Bristol
21.5 x 9 in
NFS

22
1986-2005
Jonathan Jardin
Gouache on Bristol
15 x 15 in
$300
Available

23
Beast Boi
Michelle Wanhala
Gouache on Plexiglass
8 x 10 in
$140
Available

24
Garden
Michelle Wanhala
Gouache on Plexiglass
11 x 14 in
Sold

25
Smokey the Dog
Michelle Wanhala
Gouache on Glass
5 x 7 in
Sold

26
Colomb
Blake Jones
Gouache on Birch Panel
9 x 12 in
$250
Available

27
Etre
Blake Jones
Gouache on Birch Panel
12 x 16 in
$500
Available

28
Guess
Blake Jones
Gouache on Birch Panel
12 x 16 in
$500
Available

29
Zip
Blake Jones
Gouache on Birch Panel
9 x 12 in
$250
Available

30
The Dead One
JC Rivera
Acrylic and Aerosol on Paper
18 x 24 in
Sold

31
Too Close
JC Rivera
Acrylic and Aerosol on Paper
18 x 24 in
Sold

32
Untitled
Elloo
Acrylic on Wood
5 x 7 in
Sold

33
Sea Munster
Elloo
Mixed Media
16 x 20 in
$750
Available

34
Untitled
Elloo
Acrylic on Wood
5 x 7 in
Sold

About the Artists

Kawaii Suga is a artist residing in the Southside of Chicago. Her characters are made up of anxiety, sexual freedom & femininity. They are contradictions of themselves, and are often at the borderline of vulnerability and strength.

Joey Depakakibo a.k.a. Joey D. is a Filipino American artist, animator and motion designer. He was born and raised in Chicago where he also received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago studying drawing, 3D animation, and traditional animation. Growing up in the late 70s, 80s, and early 90s he watched a lot of television and played many hours of video games. Reading comic books and eating tons of junk food has also messed up his brain. Trying to make sense of it all, he often finds himself escaping into his world of imaginary friends and other made up things by any means necessary. He is also a father to 2 boys, a husband, and has an alter ego as a corporate douchebag in the world of advertising.

Junk Yard’s art is the embodiment of the American dream seen from the wrong side of the tracks. Bold, gritty, and completely unapologetic, his work takes iconic imagery and shows the viewer what’s hiding just beneath the surface. Born in South Africa, this prolific artist now lives in Chicago where he creates all of his work. He is driven by his love for the city and the people he meets there.

Jeff Pak manipulates a world of various images through tedious organization, space, and clutter. His work consistently plays with object placement and humor. The use of clean line, space, and banter is influenced by his early love of cartoons and comics. Rather than telling a story, he allows his ideas to float and shift to create relationships through their composition. Jeff is a multidisciplinary illustrator receiving his BFA from The School of The Art Institute in 2011.

Best known for Shawnimals and Ninjatown, Chicago-based artist and illustrator Shawn Smith now focuses on his studio practice – especially murals and individual commissions – and creative consulting for companies big and small. He still loves ninjas, and drawing adorable and strange creatures.

Vivian Le’s work explores her fascination with the romantic symbolism of the child as a personification of innocence and how it informs the representation of children within history and contemporary media. Through using dolls as visual metaphors, she wishes to raise questions about agency, identity, and sexuality.

Jonathan Jardin is a sign painter & illustrator from Houston, TX, now working and living in Chicago, IL.

Michelle Wanhala is a Chicago-based tattoo artist and painter.

Blake Jones is a Chicago-based Artist and Designer originally from Houston, TX. Jones's work focuses on the contemporary and comical Illustration. His work has been used in many different ways, ranging from murals to toy design.

JC Rivera is an artist based out of Chicago known famously for his character The Bear Champ. He’s been illustrating, painting, and doing anything and everything art for the past 11 years, having worked in the past as a cartoonist, toy designer and graphic designer. More recently, his work focuses largely on creating murals and street art. From Pilsen to The Loop to Wicker Park, JC is painting the streets of Chicago. If you’ve stepped foot in the city, you’ve likely witnessed his handiwork in some form.

Elloo pronounced like “hello” is an artist from Chicago. She attended the University of Illinois at Chicago and graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design. Painted her first wall in Back of the Yards in 2014, since then she has continued doing murals and art shows. Currently she is still living in Chicago (home is where the heart is) creating toothless, bright colored, adorable monsters. Dive into her fairytale monster universe and take a bite into her sweet world.


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