Archive for February, 2014

OBEY X DEEDEE CHERIEL

February 28, 2014

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This season’s Artist Collaboration is with Nalini ‘Deedee’ Cheriel; she is a visual artist who started out creating record covers and t-shirts for the Oregon music scene in the early 90’s. Born in the hippie town of Eugene, Oregon, she began her own band and record label at the age of 19. Influenced by the popular DIY culture of the time, she played in several all-girl bands (Juned, Adickdid, The Teenangels, The Hindi Guns) and co-created semi-autobiographical film ‘Down and Out with the Dolls’. This artist has lived and studies abroad: Honduras, Chile, Portugal, Spain and her native India.

Now residing in Los Angeles, Cheriel’s work expresses narratives that recognise the urgency and conflict in our continuing attempts to connect with the world. With influences derived from such opposites as East Indian temple imagery, punk rock, and her Pacifica Northwest natural environment, her images are indications of how we try to connect ourselves to others and how these satirical and heroic efforts are episodes of compassion and discomfort. Bold elements drawn from landscapes – both urban and natural – and pop culture suggest the ability to find commonalities and relationships between ourselves and our surroundings that inevitably confirm our greater humanity and quest towards love.

Check out the collaboration here or for more information visit DeeDee’s website here.

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