Mark Drew: Deez Nuts

February 27th, 2013 by in Artsy Sh*t

Peanuts characters x 90’s hip-hop, by Mark Drew:

As the first exhibition of the year, China Heights is proud to present ‘Deez Nuts’; a series of paintings on canvas accompanied by a self-produced publication by Mark Drew.

As well as being the co-founder of China Heights, Mark Drew is an Australian graphic artist, based in Tokyo since 2009. His works primarily reference music, pivoting on a heavy nostalgia for 1990s rap music.

‘Deez Nuts’ is a new body of work, which began as a zine of the same name. For this exhibition, Drew has painted large-scale versions of the illustrations found within the zine. The works show Peanuts comics with lyrics from Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, N.W.A, Gang Starr, Public Enemy and more, as dialogue. The combination replicates the obsessions of a younger Mark Drew perfectly, as well as encouraging a possible anima connection within the spirit of the subjects.

“Mans inhumanity to man” – Charlie Brown

See more of the photos from the exhibition over at BuzzFeed.