LIM Students Collaborate with Brooklyn Artist for Interactive Pop-Up Gallery Exhibit

A pop-up interactive gallery exhibit will soon be unveiled at LIM College, allowing viewers to become a part of the art. Brooklyn-based artist and illustrator Monsieur Poppi has worked with students in LIM’s Visual Merchandising: History, Theory and Practice class to transform a campus space into the “House of Poppi,” featuring the quirky fashion character Poppi and other illustrated sidekicks.

Since the start of the fall semester, Monsieur Poppi has collaborated with students on various ideas for displaying his artwork. Professor Grailing King’s objective was to have his students collaborate with an artist to create an environment that showcases a brand, incorporating digital graphics and three-dimensional designs.

Open to the public, a reception for the “House of Poppi” interactive exhibition will be held at Maxwell Hall’s West Wing Gallery on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 6-8 p.m. Monsieur Poppi will be in attendance, and there will be a slide presentation on the details of the process. The exhibition will be on display for the LIM community through the end of November.

 


About Monsieur Poppi

Prates Songtieng (Pop), known as Monsieur Poppi, is a freelance illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York. In 2010, Pop left his hometown in Bangkok to study and work in New York as a part-time illustrator. He has since completed projects for Stubbs And Wootton, Michael Bastian, Maison Kitsuné, Karmakura Shirts Thailand, and has collaborated with Marie Claire Thailand.

On his website, Monsieur Poppi says, “Art, to me, is supposed to be accessible to a wider audience… My work is a combination of art and fashion. It’s not fashion illustration because my point is not to express the details of fashion, but to enjoy the humor in it. So I always spot how people carry themselves as a signature and how it would look as a portrait.”