Monday, 19 April 2010

Today we received a wonderful package from Apak. The delivery was filled to the brim with new limited edition prints (including Water Break, Family Expedition and Family Hike, featured above). Grab them in store today.

Aaron Piland and Ayumi Kajikawa Piland are the fantastic magical duo known as APAK. They are a childlike husband and wife collaborative art group who live among the fury conifer giants in a little cottage on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon. They create artwork together as a way of exploring the beauty, mystery, and magic of life as well as expressing their love for life and each other.

They are known in particular for creating rich and colorful gouache/acrylic paintings on wood featuring the Utopian lives and adventures of curious little beings living in lush fantastic environments surrounded by friendly little animals, the landscapes are familiar yet surreal, hinting at a fantastic narrative while suggesting truths about the real word at the same time.

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