Daily Dose Pick: Lun*na Menoh

Drawing on clothing design as inspiration, Japanese-born artist Lun*na Menoh’s playful creations subtly reveal sobering themes of alienation, loss, and decay.

Whether working with re-imagined dress forms or painting the soiled collars of headless icons, the Los Angeles-based artist’s genre-bending approach merges popular culture with fine art — challenging the variable boundary between the two through an innovative blend of sculpture, fashion, music, and visual art.

Menoh’s comprehensive body of work includes a standing gig with Japanese art-rock band Seksu Roba, a piece in the Victoria & Albert Museum‘s permanent collection, exhibits at Laguna Art Museum and the Santa Monica Museum of Art, and a 2006 retrospective at Track 16 Gallery in Los Angeles.

Her ongoing A Ring Around the Collar project continues to reflect the artist’s own interest in high-fashion aesthetics, while paving the way for a new type of creative discipline: portraits-by-absence. Menoh returns to Track 16 with her latest series of “non-portraits,” A Ring Around the Collar, Musicians, featuring headless musical legends such as James Brown, David Bowie, and Jarvis Cocker.

Visit Lun*na Menoh’s official site, stop by her online store, check out her current exhibit in LA, peruse the Seksu Roba website, and take in the Seksuvision video blog and podcast.

Family Portrait by Lun*na Menoh