A playful, trippy, nostalgic image revering the beautiful land that we have called home. Kozyndan depict a sort of far-fetched, utopian, hippie rewilding of the landscape. Humans, newcomers to this place are appropriately scaled down small to be dwarfed by the majesty of the land, plants and animals. The central figure is a child that represents us all, as the child dreams of a future California in which we have returned to some sense of balance with the natural world.
Ode to California
Offset print on 80lb stock
Signed & numbered by Kozyndan
36 x 17.5" paper size
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.