AVAF at Mao Mag


New York-based Mao Mag seems to have a predilection for a particular brand of psychedelic imagery if recent issues are anything to go by. Peter Max was on the cover of #8 earlier this year and appeared inside together with a feature on the equally eye-popping work of Kenny Scharf.

For #9 it’s the turn of AVAF aka Assume Vivid Astro Focus, a Brazilian artist also based in NYC whose paintings and installations combine a psychedelic vibrancy with frequent gay themes. The work in the magazine looks considerably more interesting than the show I saw at Tate Liverpool in 2005 which seemed to suffer from bad lighting and being separated from the Summer of Love exhibition it was intended to complement.

Elsewhere on { feuilleton }
The gay artists archive

Previously on { feuilleton }
Heinz Edelmann
Verner Panton’s Visiona II

3 thoughts on “AVAF at Mao Mag”

  1. AVAF’s work includes many great projections perfect for counter cultural happenings like the MAO MAG events which I experienced lately. Art can be fun!

    Dennis, New York City

  2. Yifat: I don’t have any contact with AVAF, I was writing about something seen in Mao Mag.

    However, a simple Google search for “AVAF contact” immediately reveals the information that “assume vivid astro focus is represented by Peres Projects, Los Angeles and Berlin, and John Connelly Presents, New York.”

    If I could find that in two seconds, why couldn’t you?

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