The Yok and Sheryo are one of the best collaborative duos working today. Their characters can be found on walls all over the world, from their home base in New York to Cambodia, Singapore, Vietnam, Australia, Thailand and Mexico (just to name a few). Their individual styles complement each other so well, and their work is a great example of how two artists can evolve together and influence one another through ongoing collaboration. To see more of their murals, drawings, and paintings, visit theyok.com and sheryoart.com.
As I mentioned in a previous post I love art that combines realistic portraits and crazy colour schemes, and the work of Mr Frivolous definitely hits the spot there. But the thing that really interests me about his work is the text. It's almost like a personal graffiti he adds to his drawings, in amongst all the quotes he adds to each piece you'll often find personal notes or declarations scribbled down. I love the piece that has a corner ripped off with a note saying "this bit was crap so I ripped it off" in its place.
In a world where so much art looks virtually the same, it's work that has little bits of personality like that bursting from it that really stands out. I check back in at his website regularly to see if he's added any new pieces, and since Santa Claus is richer than I am I've bookmarked a few of his original drawings for my Christmas wishlist.