- Nicole Gordon with Photos Supplied by Artist
Contra Galleries Presents "The Prince of Pop Art" Artist Jeremy Wolff
Contra Galleries would like to welcome rising NYC artist Jeremy Wolff for his 1st solo exhibition
“The Prince of Pop Art - Back For The First Time”
Opening reception March 22nd from 5-9pm
Jeremy Wolff has put together an exhibit that he calls “The epitome of pop art”. It blends culture, with currents events. Wolff’s work captures and critiques fictional icons, celebrities and political figures across multiple generations. Wolff often describes his work as nostalgic but with a sense of current affairs. The exhibition has one underlying theme of Pop Art, with 3 different series being presented including:
The Cartoon Money Team Series is revolved around what Wolff has deemed the 5 most wealthy cartoon characters. He stages these characters in different affluent sceneries and will be unveiling 10-12 of these large-scale paintings.
The Simpsons Mash Up Series is taking one of television’s longest running shows and mixing it up with pop culture iconic figures throughout time. Wolff has always been a huge Simpsons admirer since a young age and realized a lot of real world people or other TV stars correlated quite brilliantly with The Simpsons.
The Icons Series is something Wolff plans to continue throughout his career. It consists of greyscale aesthetic portraiture alongside the bright abstract background creating Wolff’s signature contrast. Wolff chooses the most legendary, iconic people from history and posterizes them in a dynamic pop art style.
Jeremy Wolff is a contemporary pop artist from New York City, with a focus in current events and pop culture. Since taking on art full time in 2014, Wolff has been featured at Art Basel Miami, collaborated with major brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, and exhibited at various charity functions. In 2017, Wolff was featured in Forbes Magazine.
Contra Galleries is a fine and contemporary art gallery known for creative and cutting edge art curations and exhibitions. The gallery last exhibit The Subconscious Canvas was recently featured as NYC’s Top Winter Exhibit by CBS.