Joker's Wild - a fourth birthday exhibition

In the works for over six months 'Joker's Wild' showcases the works of 26 different artists from various parts of the world. Representing a range of styles from botanical artists through to street artists each artist has completed between one and four works on oversized playing cards (as shown below).


The blank cards the artists started with

 

Part of Quirky Fox’s fourth birthday celebration, each artist was sent a set of four cards, each set consisted of a single number but every suit e.g. Australian artist Kyoko Imazu was set the Queen of Diamonds, Spades, Hearts and Clubs.

Rabbitland III by Kyoko Imazu

The artists had free range to create whatever they felt like, using as many cards as they desired: a single original art piece, multiple single art pieces or in a few cases works that spread over several cards. The resulting exhibition showcases over one hundred original pieces of art, with prices starting from just $55.

Adding an extra twist to the exhibition each artist was chosen to represent a letter of the alphabet based on their last name - finding an artist with a surname starting with 'F', Ema Frost, was easy but some of the letters proved more difficult and not always the letters you expect. Too much time on the internet, several emails and a notebook full of scribbles later, Quirky Fox has put together an exhibition featuring 20 New Zealand artists and six international artists.

A trio of works by Ema Frost



Included in the exhibition are Quirky Fox regulars such as Wellington artist Rachel Walker as well as a host of new artists: emerging Finnish artist Jenni Viljaniemi, top European street artist Zabou (recently featured in the UK Marie Claire as an artist on the rise), and awarding winning artist Nick Eggleston.

 

Aces & Roses by Zabou



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