Commissioned by Spiegelworld for the opening of Atomic Saloon Show, the painting depicts a disco in a wild west saloon with characters including the vintage Fremont Street neon signs Vegas Vic and Vegas Vickie. Spiegelworld icons including the kraken, penguin, fiddle playing monkey and aliens are also represented. Legendary New York DJ David Mancuso can be seen working the turntable.
Melbourne artist Mark Ogge lives and works in an old church in Clunes, in country Victoria. He was the first artist commissioned by Spiegelworld, creating an entrance archway mural in 2006. Mark has long been fascinated by the iconography of the circus and fairground, exploring the dichotomy between enchantment and disillusionment.
Oil on canvas
This piece was about the posture of the person and how it connected to a natural element like green leaves.I elongated the neck to give the figure a bird-like quality and softness. I enjoy letting the watercolor bleed and move on its own and then I go back in to add structure. Shereene Fogenay was born […]
A “holy” portrait of being a modern day artist and performer in Las Vegas. Over the course of the nearly 11 minute video loop, Heidi transforms in and out of being Elvis from inside a neon shrine. The sculpture is about identity, performance, transformation and the labor that goes into being an artist.