The FOUND:RE Phoenix announces its latest exhibit to be featured in the gallery from June 1 through July 31. An artists’ reception on June 1 is scheduled to coincide with downtown Phoenix’s First Fridays Art Walk.
Artist Isse Maloi is set to display his show titled, “Himalayan Bath Salt,” which hints at the fact that gallery-goers “won’t really know what they’re walking into” when they explore his pieces which he’s been working on for the past three years.
“My art doesn’t really have a theme, and neither does this exhibit. It’s not one set idea. It’s just me,” Isse says. “I can’t really pinpoint my artistic style. I’m everywhere, and it shows in my work — it doesn’t stay on one scale. I switch gears from pop to fine to typography, or I’ll mix all three of them together.”
Isse gains inspiration for his art through his love of life and everything in it — from his kids and family to movies, pop culture and great design in all things such as cards, buildings, movie posters, graphic design, logos and color itself. Isse has done solo and group shows in the valley for many years. He reveals that Michael Oleskow, who is now the FOUND:RE’s cultural curator gave him his first chance at a big show several years back.