Editions our Team Members are Loving at the Moment
Ecommerce Manager Pablo Perez is familiar like none other with the vaults of THE SKATEROOM’s website and the large variety of captivating collections you can find there.
In his installment of the Staff Picks series, Pablo highlights a few of his favorite editions with personal takes on what makes them so special.
HOME SWEET HOME: ROSE POOL SKATEBOARD - MAK2
I like conceptual art and this has a vaporwave, modern look. It’s part of digital culture which, being a tech nerd, I really like. Incorporating cultural pop references like The Sims, while also using technology by commissioning work to three different painters on platforms like Fiverr, is a fun way of merging the virtual world and the physical world so that they can communicate. I think MAK2’s concept is amazing.
THE 4TH - HENRY TAYLOR
It’s a very fancy painting of a very mundane activity. I love that there is a woman just grilling some chicken wings, holding what looks like a potato chip. It seems like a barbecue that’s really cheap, you see the wheels, it doesn’t look glamorous. The colors are a bit more pastel, it doesn’t try to be ultra realistic. For me, it’s kind of like a new wave of impressionism.
NEW ARRIVALS - JULES DE BALINCOURT
The image shows some kids cleaning up an abandoned swimming pool, probably with the purpose of skating. It’s great. BALINCOURT plays with the blues and yellows in a way where they really talk to each other. It’s a very simple, not hyper-realistic, beautiful artwork.
FRUITS, VEGETABLES, MELONS - WAYNE THIEBAUD
There’s something very calming and satisfying about this. The pastel color palette is beautiful. It brings nostalgia because it looks like a cupboard at your grandmother’s. There’s something very soothing about this artwork.
J’AIME LA COULEUR - CHERI SAMBA
This one is super psychedelic and quite surrealist. It reminds me of my favorite psychedelic animation. I love the color palette as well. And Chéri Samba looks very cute in his photo.
GEISHA - NOBUYOSHI ARAKI
This image is just super cool. You see the contrast of two different art forms from Japan. The special Japanese bonding and then the Geisha style. They were called Geishas by American soldiers, but they were not prostitutes. Their purpose was to entertain the guests, play music and perform tea ceremonies. Sexual favors were not a thing, but because of the way Americans depicted them, they became seen as prostitutes. This black and white image is cool. I hope the poor thing didn’t have to stay like this for too long.