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.
For her first solo museum exhibition in the US, British artist Alice Channer presents R o c k f a l l, a newly commissioned outdoor sculpture. Using industrial materials and “postindustrial” processes to make objects that mimic natural events, Channer presents a horizontal rockfall—a series of manipulated, elongated rocks that stretch in and around the Aspen Art Museum. Positioned both as part of and in direct contrast to the vast mountain landscape that surrounds the museum, R o c k f a l l continues Channer’s exploration of the relationship between bodies and nature.
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