UK Artist Max Wiedemann In collaboration with Tyler Shields to Open Solo Show "Pump Up The Valium"

Fabien Castanier Gallery is thrilled to announce the upcoming solo show of British pop- art sensation Maximilian Wiedemann titled “Pump Up the Valium”, opening June 4th and running for three weeks.
By: Crystal Ortiz
May 16, 2011 - PRLog -- Pop Graffti Artist Maximilian Wiedemann to Open Solo Show: “PUMP UP THE VALIUM” at Fabien Castanier Gallery

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LOS ANGELES, CALIF., May 9, 2011- Fabien Castanier Gallery is thrilled to announce the upcoming solo show of British pop- art sensation Maximilian Wiedemann titled “Pump Up the Valium”, opening June 4th and running for three weeks.

“Pump up the Valium” will feature brand new works by German-born London-based Wiedemann, including collaborative pieces with mega celebrity photographer, TylerShields. Working together,the duo have created grffiti-splashed portraits of actresses Lindsay Lohan, Alessandra Torresani, and Elena Satine, all three of which will be on display. The exhibition will also feature a range of mixed media on canvas, silkscreens, neon sculptures, stenciled artworks and several spectacular installations.

The show exemplifies Wiedemann’s philosophy about fame, money and celebrity status- a commentary on all things Hollywood. “It’s about pills, and beauty, and vanity, and women taking blades to their faces,” says Wiedemann, who will be incorporating 25,000 pills into his new works. Focusing on status symbols, the interplay of sex and money in contemporary society and America’s obsession with “celebrity and media hungry bitches”, there is not a more appropriate location for Wiedemann’s West Coast debut than
Los Angeles.

The exhibition will open with an exclusive party June 4th.At Fabian Castanier Gallery located at 12196 Ventura Blvd. Studio City CA. Media check in will begin at 6:30pm and red carpet arrivals will be from 7-8. This event is invite only.

Maximilian Wiedman has given"StreetArt" a whole new definition-instead of spraying walls in the dark and hiding from cops, Maximilian is commissioned by some of the most exclusive brands to display his art in the hottest addresses in the world. He sees himself as a' camera lens for celebrities'   and documents the habitat that surrounds us in the 21st century much as a 19th Century painter would do, but using spray cans instead of oils. His work is highly influenced by fashion and celebrity, Prada and Vogue are his main influences alongside Haring and Basquiat. Karl Lagerfeld introduced Max to the Editor of French Vogue at a restaurant in Paris, when Karl Lagerfeld bought a painting, thrusting Maximilian into the art spotlight.

Maximilian is constantly evolving with new materials such as neon, found item sculpture, photography and film. What remains constant is his razor sharp wit and incisive humor - always pointed at the vanities of the rich and beautiful, but only enough to keep them on their toes, for Wiedemann himself inhabits this world that he documents.

Collaboration with Tyler Shields: The hottest celebrity photographer in Hollywood, Tyler Shields, has teamed up with Maximilian Wiedemann to create canvases from Tyler’s photographs of Lindsay Lohan, Alessandra Torresani and Elena Satine. When in LA, Maximilian and Tyler will combine their high energy, no holds barred views on celebrity and 21st Century life with results that threaten to forever change Los Angeles. Shields is famous for being arrested for dangling celebrities over bridges in a shoot and Wiedemann is known for collecting the most beautiful women in the world from European hotspots and immortalizing them on canvasses that often then appear in magazines and on television.
Tyler'’s wild antics of crashing cars and exploding gas tanks mixed with Maximilian’s recent use of bikini- clad machine gun-shooting Iranian Princes's, and with Lindsay Lohan involved, this collaboration will provide a type of entertainment that's new for even Hollywood.
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