By WM November 13, 2023
The Lodge is thrilled to present Akiko Stehrenberger's first solo exhibition with the gallery–Doyrivative. The exhibition will be on view 2nd-25th November, 2023.
Doyrivative invites us to witness the absurdist, pop centric paintings and sculpture from the mind and hands of the reigning Queen of Screen posters. Akiko Stehrenberger. Stehrenberger has received twenty three Clio for film and advertising design. She is nominated for seven more Clios this year. Stehrenberger’s ability to capture the essence of a film in a single poster image is echoed in her uncanny and revolutionary paintings and sculpture. In a time when the digital world has consumed us, Stehrenberger creates concise imagery commenting on our times – with allusions to Instagram blue checks, spell check gone awry and many more pertinent subjects.
Stehrenberger follows her intuition, viscerally responding to pop culture. In Bad Blood Taylor Swift is lording over us from within a Goya painting. In Princess of Wows Stehrenberger has hand painted a commemorative plate of Diana - Princess of Wales with Owen Wilson's face and hair super imposed- they really do have the same hair!
Staying true to her instinct and absurdist mind fuels Akiko Stehrenberger to produce work that is thoughtful, intriguing, and full of humour & delight. The work of Akiko Stehrenberger brings to mind artists James Rosenquist, George Condo, Banksy, Yoko Ono….. and of course The Dadaists. WM