Colorful, yet sometimes grimy, creatures populate the work of Indiana born artist Mamus. His design sense has been created by the corn fields that surrounded him growing up, playing Sega and Nintendo video games, reading comic books during school and watching way too many low budget horror movies with his family. While he has been mostly self-taught, there were a few scattered years of art school thrown in for shits and giggles. Mamus strives to free an ever-growing cast of characters from his head. His creations are born from a variety of mediums including: paint, ceramic, polymer clay and junk. When he’s not contributing to group shows or doing solo exhibitions, his time is spent filling sketch pads with new monstrous bastards. Current projects include playing around with random objects found on street corners, discarded crap lying in thrift stores and random items floating in discount bins everywhere – basically, turning anything that can touch into one of the happy cursing creatures that occupy his head.
“I don’t take myself seriously.
I don’t think anyone should.
I create stupid little monsters.
I create things that make people laugh.
I create things that piss people off.
I create things that curse and drink because most people can relate to that.
I don’t create art with extreme conceptual depth because I don’t give a shit about most of that crap.
I’m not trying to be crass, rude, cynical, smug or sarcastic…most of the time.
I mean, seriously, do you really want to read some bullshit about how I want my work to create thought provoking conversations regarding the void between high and low art? Or how my work is a whole study of the reactions between different class levels upon viewing it? I mean, yeah, I’m sure that there are underlying concepts and hidden messages, but for the most part I don’t really worry about all that,” says Mamus.
Join us for the new art show accompanied by PROJECTMILL DJ’s and potable beverages.
Afterward, follow everyone down to Mayday for the after-party!