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Originating from Melbourne, Tokyo based Campbell La Pun's (b. 1983, New Zealand) paintings wallow in a mash of popular culture from iconic film characters to retro video games and Japanese anime cartoons to comic text, his pictures taking us on a dizzying trip through the aesthetics of urban stencil art and crazy world of Japanese Kawaii cuteness and Kimochi sensations.

Using everything from stencils to aerosol and acrylic paint on wood and canvas La Pun takes us careering through the modern world, his paintings reflecting the dizzying range of motifs, colours and forms that manifest themselves in the pop culture iconography and advertising images of the global marketplace. That attack our senses every moment of everyday. Each picture a juxtaposition of East and West, America and Japan. A neon world of candy coloured madness that perpetually blinks in the artificial brightness of Times Square in New York and the Shibuya district in Tokyo.

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:

USA, Canada, Spain, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Japan, France, Switzerland, Norway, Finland, Thailand, Dubai, Denmark, Italy, Scotland, United Kingdom, Netherlands and New Zealand.

Education

BA Arts (Media Arts) - RMIT University, Melbourne CBD, AUS

Exhibitions

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS / CURRENT PROJECTS
2016 SOLO EXHIBITION 'After Party'- Nov 12 - Dec, Krause Gallery, New York, USA
2016 'New York Affordable Art Fair' Sept 28 - Oct 2, Metropolitan Pavilion, Chelsea, US
2016 'Stencil Art Prize Finalists Exhibition' September 5-25, Sydney Fringe Festival, Sydney AUS
2016 'Asia Contemporary Art Show' September 15-18, Conrad Hong Kong, HK
2016 'Emerging to Established' (Summer Ed.) July, Krause Gallery, New York, US

PAST
2016 'Icons Uncovered' Presented by Bluethumb,, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne AUS
2016 'Hong Kong Affordable Art Fair' Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai, HK
2016 'New York Affordable Art Fair' Metropolitan Pavilion, Chelsea, US
2016 'Asia Contemporary Art Show' Conrad Hong Kong, HK
2016 'Emerging to Established' (Winter Ed.) Krause Gallery, New York, US
2015 'Paste Modernism 4' 27 Nov - 24 Jan, aMBUSH Gallery, Sydney AUS
2015 Solo Exhibition 'Excess Fumes'- Krause Gallery, New York, USA
2015 Stencil Art Prize Finalist Exhibition, aMBUSH Gallery, Sydney, AUS
2015 'Emerging to Established, Year 3, Group Show' - Krause Gallery, New York, USA
2015 Downstairs Exhibition - Krause Gallery, New York, USA
2015 Solo Exhibition 'Ahhh Tokyo'- Galerie Liusa Wang, Paris, FRA
2015 'Pop Art Now' Group Exhibition - Hogan Gallery, Collingwood, AUS
2015 Downstairs Exhibition - Krause Gallery, New York, USA
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2014 Groupe 2014, Galerie Liusa Wang, Paris, FRA
2014 Stencil Art Prize Finalist Exhibition, Ambush Gallery, Sydney, AUS
2014 365 Birthday Celebration, Fawn Gallery, Collingwood, AUS
2014 Supanova Pop Culture Expo, Sydney Showgrounds, Olympic Park, AUS
2014 Solo Exhibition – 'Car Why Weee' Tram Stop, Tokyo, JPN
2014 Lawson~Menzies Fine Art Sydney Auction, Kensington, AUS
2014 Sex & Body, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, AUS
2014 Supanova Pop Culture Expo, Melbourne Show Grounds, Ascot Vale, AUS
2014 Urban Art, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, AUS
2014 RAW Melbourne: AWAKENING, Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington, AUS
2014 Photography A, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, AUS
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2013 Lost/Found/Reuse, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, AUS
2013 Doctor Who Exhibition, Artboy Gallery, Prahran, AUS
2013 Paint/Purpose, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, AUS
2013 Fawn Gallery’s Birthday: Group Exhibition, Fawn Gallery, Collingwood, AUS
2013 CLICK (Photography) 2013, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, AUS
2013 Solo Exhibition – ‘Sign Oh Nah Rarr,’ Little Tengu, Preston, AUS
2013 Open Studio, Habitat Lounge, Collingwood, AUS
2013 Contextulizations: It's a Race for Space, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, AUS
2013 Small Works 2013, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, AUS
2013 Glitch Moment/ums, Furtherfield Gallery, London, UK
2013 Lethbridge Gallery 10000 Small Works Finalists Exhibition, Paddington, AUS
2013 Capture The Fleeting (Photography), Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, AUS
2013 (re)-interpreting Portrait, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, AUS
2013 Fanboy vs. Artboy: Ladies Night, Artboy Gallery, Prahran, AUS
2013 NOW! #3, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, AUS
2013 Doctor Who The Exhibition, Artboy Gallery, Prahran, AUS
2013 Fanboy vs Artboy: Oz Exhibition, Artboy Gallery, Prahran, AUS

Press

WIDEWALLS - http://www.widewalls.ch/campbell-la-pun-exhibition-krause-gallery/
BEHANCE - http://blog.behance.net/teamblog/behance-testimonial-campbell-la-pun

103cm (W) x 72.8cm (H)
Hand-Cut Stencil & Aerosol on Cradled Wood Panel.
$5,038
206cm (W) x 145.6cm (H)
Hand-Cut Stencil & Aerosol on 4x Cradled Wood Panels.
$9,140
75cm (W) x 154cm (H)
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175.8cm (W) x 145.6cm (H)
Hand-Cut Stencil & Aerosol on 3x Cradled Wood Panels.
$5,875
206cm (W) x 145.6cm (H)
Hand-Cut Stencil & Aerosol on 4x Cradled Wood Panels.
$9,140
100cm (W) x 150cm (H)
Hand-Cut Stencil & Aerosol on 2x Cradled Wood Panels.
$3,536
72.8cm (W) x 103cm (H)
Hand-Cut Stencil & Aerosol on Cradled Wood Panel.
$1,586
72.8cm (W) x 103cm (H)
Hand-Cut Stencil & Aerosol on Cradled Wood Panel.
$4,972
72.8cm (W) x 103cm (H)
Hand-Cut Stencil & Aerosol on Cradled Wood Panel.
$2,250
180cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Hand-Cut Stencil & Aerosol on 3x Cradled Wood Panels.
$9,320