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Thu, Oct. 12th, 2006 12:00 am
Shoboplasma

Well, Hisae and I dutifully took in the Pictoplasma Character Walk (it's not the characters who walk, but the punters, forced this year to pound miles of Berlin sidewalk to find all the participating galleries), but the work on display was underwhelming. Even David Shrigley's film (about a nutter who lives in a swamp) seemed a bit mainstream, stale and forced. The one exception, though, was Mehdi Hercberg's Shobo Shobo drawing show. Brilliant stuff, with tons to look at:


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pewpewpew
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hkm
Wed, Oct. 11th, 2006 10:20 pm (UTC)

i love the colours, do you have a link to the artist's website?


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Wed, Oct. 11th, 2006 10:28 pm (UTC)

Yes, Shoboshobo.


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(Anonymous)
Thu, Oct. 12th, 2006 12:59 pm (UTC)

The colours are available in all good paint shops


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(Anonymous)
Wed, Oct. 11th, 2006 11:15 pm (UTC)

Has he got his finger glued to a big bogey?


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(Anonymous)
Wed, Oct. 11th, 2006 11:18 pm (UTC)

You can see more big bogies at the bottom right.


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(Anonymous)
Wed, Oct. 11th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)

Was that cute Japanese bird, arching her back and tossing her hair, one of the "tons of things to look at"?


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Thu, Oct. 12th, 2006 03:34 am (UTC)

French-Vietnamese, actually.


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(Anonymous)
Thu, Oct. 12th, 2006 07:30 am (UTC)


what's her name? she's hot


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(Anonymous)
Thu, Oct. 12th, 2006 12:51 pm (UTC)

Fit like was she, loon?


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(Anonymous)
Thu, Oct. 12th, 2006 12:53 pm (UTC)

Was she just trying to be seductive or just vainly rearranging her hair knowing she was about to appear on here?


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cerulicante
cerulicante
cerulicante
Thu, Oct. 12th, 2006 12:37 am (UTC)

Wow, that is pretty amazing for having drawn all of that an hour before the show started. I bet there's a giant pile of cheap Bic ballpoints outside next to the curbside trashcan.


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(Anonymous)
Thu, Oct. 12th, 2006 12:54 pm (UTC)

Catty pussy!!


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encyclops
encyclops
Thu, Oct. 12th, 2006 07:24 pm (UTC)

Nice. I'll add my money to your wager.


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hairparty
hairparty
hairparty
Thu, Oct. 12th, 2006 04:29 am (UTC)

i just hung out with mehdi in paris a couple weeks ago...he is a very rad guy and his drawings are always top notch. who else was in the show?
im guessing some of my drawings with him are in the show...he mentioned something about it .


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(Anonymous)
Thu, Oct. 12th, 2006 12:55 pm (UTC)

stop being a plonker


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cityramica
cityramica
cityramica
Thu, Oct. 12th, 2006 03:53 pm (UTC)

<3 Shobo Shobo.
hm...is there an oft forgotten Freudian nasal stage?


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zzberlin
zzberlin
hh
Fri, Oct. 13th, 2006 02:33 am (UTC)
stealing art to promote it

> oft forgotten Freudian nasal stage?

I was browsing http://www.shoboshobo.com/ hoping to find more sketches of scary, spurting nostril activity, and came upon a completely unexpected image:

http://grogore.free.fr/drawings/23robozoz.jpg

Which I've now stolen and avatarized. Which is probably not something Mehdi Hercberg wants me to do. But I don't care, this image deserves to be seen.



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zzberlin
zzberlin
hh
Fri, Oct. 13th, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
Re: stealing art to promote it

I have been inspired to steal some of Hercberg's heads to make Staredown in the Freak Tent. Coming soon to a billboard near you!


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cap_scaleman
cap_scaleman
cap_scaleman
Thu, Oct. 12th, 2006 05:56 pm (UTC)

Wow, really great stuff! Any ideas why the works of the rest seemed so forced?


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(Anonymous)
Thu, Oct. 12th, 2006 06:41 pm (UTC)

Because mahdy is the only one who is actually clinically insane as picture 1 shows (that's his special care worker keeping an eye on him)


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kaipfeiffer
kaipfeiffer
Kai Pfeiffer
Thu, Oct. 12th, 2006 08:07 pm (UTC)

well, i claim, his is no less forced:
http://electrocomics.livejournal.com


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kaipfeiffer
kaipfeiffer
Kai Pfeiffer
Thu, Oct. 12th, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC)

i went for shobo shobo's show today, because ulli thought it's for me, and because i saw your entry. well, i was quite underwhelmed by him, too. for those, who don't know this "approach", his work might look interesting, but it's actually considerably lesser than that by his obvious heroes, which are much too visible in his drawings. in fact, i could hardly see anything personal there.
here's my entry about it for the electrocomics.com weblog, with references to the artists he modeled himself on, which are important to know, when speaking about hercberg:

http://electrocomics.livejournal.com


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(Anonymous)
Fri, Oct. 13th, 2006 09:05 am (UTC)

Lordie, 'Depressed Infantilism' is wearing thin. I don't want to regress to a 5 year-old. Make my soul smile, please.


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(Anonymous)
Fri, Oct. 13th, 2006 10:38 am (UTC)

Infantile is the theme for this week. Sometimes cute, sometimes pathetic (as here), sometimes bordeline criminal.


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(Anonymous)
Fri, Oct. 13th, 2006 01:00 pm (UTC)

Enough already. Move past the Anal stage and start painting angels again.


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(Anonymous)
Fri, Oct. 13th, 2006 02:17 pm (UTC)

The drawings shown here are an another example of the old art school genre, "affected eccentricity".


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(Anonymous)
Fri, Oct. 13th, 2006 02:20 pm (UTC)

With a heavy helping of "contrived barbarism". Particularly popular amongst the gullible urbane.


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(Anonymous)
Fri, Oct. 13th, 2006 03:13 pm (UTC)

"What did the bad man do to you, Tommy? Show us. Paint us your feelings right now."

"As I expected. Titian's been at it again."


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rroland
rroland
rroland
Sat, Oct. 14th, 2006 09:24 pm (UTC)

nick is marrying hisae right now, that's my theory


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cityramica
cityramica
cityramica
Sun, Oct. 15th, 2006 04:56 am (UTC)

i thought that too! :D


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kse_ni_a
kse_ni_a
kse_ni_a
Mon, Oct. 16th, 2006 04:47 pm (UTC)

wow!!!!!!


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