The Japanese artist Takashi Murakami combines highly refined classical Japanese painting techniques with distinctive Pop sensibilities. Known for his “Superflat” style, directly influenced by manga and anime, the artist creates works that explode with color and playfulness. For the 2015–16 ski season, in collaboration with Aspen Skiing Company, Murakami has produced four unique images, all of which embody his trademark visual aesthetic.
Standing upwards of ten feet tall, British artist Gary Hume’s larger-than-life sculpture of a snowman, Front of a Snowman, is installed outdoors on the AAM Commons throughout three seasons (fall, winter, and spring). Hume’s snowman—a recurrent and iconic subject in the artist’s work—straddles the line between representation and abstraction. In this playful, humorous exploration of form and color, the artist has rendered a temporary, ephemeral childhood shape into material permanence.
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