I’ve got to be honest, when I came across ONYN I couldn’t be happier with the name they chose for their company. No matter what the actual meaning was behind the name, ONYN (which I am obviously pronouncing as Onion) is a creative group based in East London that has been making whimsical canvas art for years.
Their paintings focus on a single, powerful subject and none of their work seems to even care about providing a background. Each piece is a burst of visual energy and clearly takes some of the better stylistic cues from the pop art movement of the 70’s and 80’s. ONYN’s work features hipster dogs on skateboards, bumble bee pigs, and hyper-deformed half-naked cabana boys. Do they care if you don’t like their work? Probably not. What they do care about is creating something fun & ephemeral before moving onto the next big idea.
Interested in purchasing some of their work? You’re in luck! The Next selling show at Spitalfields Pop-Up Art Gallery in East London from Thursday 4th July through to Sunday 7th July 2013. Don’t miss out!