White Ice Cream is a painting group made up of two “artistic brothers,” Miha Perne and Leon Zuodar. Their name is a hint at their mad artistic sensibility, with its constant stream of pranks, jokes and brilliant, unconventional ideas. They identified an almost telepathic connection at the beginning of a decade-long partnership which continues to grow and evolve in their work to this day.
Their formative years at the Academy were filled with highs, lows, experiments and deviations. They applied these experiences to their drawing, which had until then been limited by demanding, serious and academically-paralysed approaches. The search for something different led the group to a more illustrative style with a nostalgic hint of street art, graffiti, comics and collages.
After founding White Ice Cream, these artistically-liberated drawings were disseminated by means of the internet and fanzines. Their work took many forms, but only one flavour of ice cream remains: one that avoids set norms and draws outside the lines. Today, their work ranges from large wall paintings to pocket-sized zines.
These two drawing enthusiasts reflect their energy, spontaneity, creative power and discipline in vibrant, witty and ironic images. Often visually shocking, their work provides meaningful commentary without preaching. With a spirit of openness and a knack for the incomplete, they stroll through landscapes of deformed images, chaotic objects, and even elements of primitive painting. They describe their process of drawing, which relies on several layers: the first is created before a morning coffee, the second when deciding on which tools to use, and the third relies on paint.
Their self-publishing label BS books&zines publishes fanzines, books and other works by freaks of an artistic nature. With their brilliance and laid-back humour, they unwittingly attract people to visit galleries – even those who would never usually dream of attending an art event. White Ice Cream manages to ground art with their limitless perspective and alternative exhibition style.