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In early October, New York artist Kristin Simmons presented her latest Pop art exhibition to the Casa de Campo community of residents and guests at the WAO Chavón Innovation Hub in Altos de Chavón.
The spectators were able to enjoy a pleasant night, with live music, pieces of art that manifested the trends of capitalism, social and economic policy, health issues, and traces of habitual behavior reflected in a world society in a way sarcastic in order to stimulate critical thinking.
“High Heels High Hopes” is the artist’s favorite work. She recounted how she was inspired by the Barbie dolls that she played with when she was little, but conditioned with elements of adult life that she later interpreted as being the icon of glamor and at the same time the symbol of consumerism.
Artists in Casa Program
Simmons was invited to Casa de Campo in a unique event as part of the Artists at Home Program initiative with the aim of publicizing influential artists from different branches of art.
Mr. Jason Kycek, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing highlighted: “We are honored to see the result of almost two years of hard work, interrupted by the pandemic of course, but finally happy to be able to bring them back to their roots and great splendor of this iconic place, the Altos de Chavon Cultural Center, with the participation of high caliber artists such as Kristin and we hope for many more in the future”.
What is Pop Art?
Pop Art or popularly known as Pop Art is an artistic movement that emerged in the United Kingdom and the United States in the mid-twentieth century, inspired by the aesthetics of everyday life and consumer goods of the time, such as advertisements, comic books, “mundane” cultural objects and the world of cinema.
As it did not claim to be intellectual art, pop art was also a movement full of humor and complicit winks at the viewer. The movement as such detonated in the early 1960s in the United States. Notable artists include Andy Warhol (1928-1987), best known for his Campbell’s Soup Cans, as well as Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) and Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) to name a few.
More from Kristin
The cost of the works on display ranges from $1,200 to $4,000 depending on the pieces. Kristin is also an art curator at galleries in New York, London, and Germany. You can find more information about his pieces and exhibition programs by visiting the page or his Instagram account.
See below for more photos of the activity taken by Mairobi Herrera: