As part of their Global Panoramic series, (of which the duo conjures and creates images that capture the essence of the cities they travel to) Kozyndan have made two new prints - one set in Melbourne, the other in Sydney. Each piece illustrates the Kozyndan signature surreal style with endless details that are characteristic to the cities they chose to depict. These two new prints - both fascinating detailed studies of urban landscapes - invite us to look closer at the aura of each city that Kozyndan always so cleverly capture within their work.
A Visit by the Visionaries to Victoria (Melbourne)
Offset print on 80lb Cover Stock
Edition of 1400
Signed & numbered by Kozyndan
Paper size: 39 x 9 inches / Image size: 38 x 8 inches.
Print is shipped in an industrial strength mailing tube
Kozyndan is comprised of husband and wife Dan and Kozue Kitchens. This Los Angeles-based duo create work that traverses both the fine art and commercial realms. Hailing respectively from Yamanashi, Japan and Orange County, California, Kozy and Dan's personal and artistic collaboration began in art school in the late 1990's. Now widely acclaimed for their digitally painted pencil drawings of contemporary urban cityscapes and cleverly re-interpreted Japanese ukiyo-e prints, Kozyndan's work reflects their unease and love of the modern world. In their finely rendered urban panoramas, Kozyndan visualize an alternately utopic and dystopic universe, where East meets West, and absurd characters and situations playfully encompass everyday life.
Kozyndan exhibited at Magic Pony's sister gallery, Narwhal, with "Breaking Circles, Broken Light" (2012) and "The Unknown Portraits" (2009), and at Magic Pony with "Tales of the Bunnyfish" (2007) and "Lactaid Dreams" (2004). They also contributed to Magic Pony holiday exhibitions in 2005 and 2006.