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.
Living in the Los Angeles of the slight future, Theodore Twombly makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new operating system. He starts the program and meets “Samantha,” a bright voice and sensitive, playful personality. Though friends initially, their relationship soon deepens into love.
Margaret Lee’s photographic and sculptural works reflect her interest in everyday objects and how, when placed within certain circumstances, they become laden with concepts of cultural materiality. Aspen Art Museum’s first Photographer in Residence, Lee produced a series of photographs in which mainstream household objects pose in the unlikely scenario of the outdoors.
General operating support is provided by Colorado Creative Industries. CCI and its activities are made possible through an annual appropriation from the Colorado General Assembly and federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.