Subliminal Projects is pleased to present Rotary, an exhibition of new works by Grotesk, Russ Pope, and Yusuke Hanai, curated by Russ Pope. For the first time ever, these three influential artists and lauded figures in skate, surf, and art & design culture, come together to create an exhibition showcasing how their diverse aesthetics and multi-dimensional lives intersect, landing them in the same lane on the rotary.
Although each artist comes from different parts of the world, Switzerland, California and Japan, Rotary, exhibits their shared humanist view of society through drawings, paintings and sculpture, displaying the subtle and not-so-subtle messages about people and reactions to the social and political landscape.
This is Russ Pope’s second curatorial project with Subliminal Projects. He first curated a group exhibit in 2009 titled Weekend Pacifists featuring Andy Jenkins, Chris Pastras, Michael Sieben, Mike Myers and himself. Pope travels the world exhibiting in and curating art shows, and he writes frequently for publications such as Juxtapoz Magazine. He was a founder of Creature Skateboards, and Scarecrow Skateboards, and now has his own brand called Transportation Unit.
“I try to pull together artists who inspire me. I like to work with creative people who I enjoy spending time with and who share a similar work ethic.”- Russ Pope