This Friday, July 3rd Banana Dang! Coffee will be hosting their 2nd local artist for a two month exhibition. The launch coincides with the July Oceanside Art Walk and the coming of Comic – Con.
The artist whose work will be on display is Whesley White. He is a perfect choice as his style of art fits right at home with Banana Dang!’s style and the Pop, toon, media / social media themes of his paintings are spot on right now.
Some of his work…..
Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup
It’s a matching set.
All of these are originals on canvas and priced extremely well. except for my tattoo which is on my arm, so that obviously raises the price a few hundred.
Anyway, stop by Banana Dang! grab some coffee, see some great art and enjoy a Friday evening. If you can’t make it the exhibit will be there at least through July.
More about the artist…
Most people may find the art of WESLEY WHITE inspiring or too loud. But whatever your opinion, you must admit that it pops.
An Oceanside artist (b. 1986) via Laguna Beach, Calif.—the work of WHITE is recognizable for its wacky candy-like colors and “cute” subculture marked by POP art fetish, hip-hop, and street inspiration. Original pieces feature playful imagery like oversized eyes, cartoon Technicolor and contemporary characters marked by dark humor.
WHITE began honing his skills of sculpture and woodwork as a teen, but didn’t take up painting till his early 20s. Original pieces utilize acrylic and molding putty—drawing inspiration from leading edge artists Banksy and Tyler Warren. His travels to Spain, Ibiza and Costa Rica impacted his graffiti obsession. In his own words “My art is fun and LOUD with lots of bright colors. I love to make people smile and laugh, baby!”
Popular works include his Wu-Kitty, Spew (a spitting rainbow), and Jerry (Homer Simpson lookalike unicorn). Current collection on exhibit at BANANA DANG! is a retrospective of works from the past 10 years. When he is not in the ocean or walking his dog, WHITE can be found in his Oside studio painting to audible backdrops of Joy Division, the Smiths and Nicki Minaj.
115 South Coast Highway