Headspace by Foniks

Jul 08, 2023 at 11:00am ~ Jul 13, 2023 at 7:00pm

Opening Reception 
July 8 7pm – 11pm

What started several years ago as a drawing practice to get familiar with using a brush pen, evolved into a collection of hundreds of heads drawn in transit at music events, during meals and other in-between moments of life. Some were inspired by real people, but most were drawn in the moment. Mostly focusing on the weird, awkward, funny, and less attractive moments we all have, a range of expressions are explored through the lens of play in Foniks’ work. Sometimes how we feel seems more like a character that’s controlling us, rather than an emotion. It isn’t us, and yet, it is. When we stop engaging with it, we think, “That wasn’t me.”

Or, was it?

Embrace the comedy of the human face and our fickle emotive states through Foniks’ work at the UltraSuperNew Gallery. 

Chad Foniks
Foniks is an illustrator and designer who focuses on character illustration and hand-drawn typefaces. For the last 15 years, he’s done illustration and design work for some of his favorite artists, record labels and companies from some of his favorite cities. Currently based in Tokyo, he finds inspiration in people, food, shop signs, ephemera and the many in-between moments he comes across while skateboarding through the city. Despite the ever-increasing technological accouterments that creatives have at their disposal nowadays, he still enjoys the physical act of mark-making on paper.



Start: Jul 8th 2023 at 11:00am

End: Jul 13th 2023 at 7:00pm