The avant-garde artist Apostoly Peter Kouroumalis, also known by his pen name Toly A.K., paves the way for outlandish individuals. Whether music, video, or photography, Toly A.K. can cast a dim light on the ridiculous side of daily existence. “The Book” features samples of the type of extreme lowbrow art you may anticipate from this creator.
Toly A.K. has had some success with a film called “Ascension” that he screened in the Cannes short film category, and his film work is currently being toured around Canada for two years in a program called “Under New Management.” His experimental films are available at the Cinematheque Quebecois, and the Bibliothèque Nationale carries some of his publications.
“The Book” is a compendium to the artwork of Toly A.K. in a brief overview discussing themes, ideas, and ideologies of paint, music, and film work. Toly A.K. lost his best friend in a rape-slay incident, and he has lived in constant turmoil since then. His art has become an expression for him.
In this book, Toly A.K. has compiled some of his works. His heart-racing arts require an open mind and sometimes a need to ponder. They are not masterpieces intended for people who only see things at face value. Toly A.K. invites everyone to the state of mind of an Avant-Garde.
“While always painful, twisted, and at times crude, A.K. is a punk with a paintbrush. Whether with his Angerian images, dystopian diction, or malicious melodies, he continues to show us that the war is just not outside our globalized windows, but a reflection of the wildfire burning within each of us.” --Kraig X. Wenman
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Author: Toly A. K.
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Published Date: January 26, 2017
Book Genre: Arts & Photography
About the Author:
Works under the name pen name TOLY A.K. Graduated in 1996 from the film animation department and has worked on and off in the film industry. This low brow artist, the movement founded by Robert Williams and Coop, the art often borders on the extreme but always has regard for showing the way things are in a given moment in time although often taken as fantasy, and borrows from comic book art exposing as far away as Zurich (Artbox) 2019 and Barecelona 2021.
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