You can call it Contemporary Folk, Outsider, or Raw Art, the style of free-expression largely practiced by self-taught artist, Dupri Mangeldorf.
The art, that was once considered outside the mainstream is quickly becoming a leading American art form.
There have always been collectors of eccentric art, but as mainstream contemporary art becomes increasingly blah, over analyzed, over-hyped, and yep, over-priced... works filled with bold imagery & raw passion like those created by Mangeldorf, are finding a place on the walls of collectors with all levels of income, sophistication and education.
From her child-like exhilaration of "Little Moogie," to her bold colors and positive messages of "dear peoples," to her iconic assemblages of vivid colors and found objects, Dupri's work promises to inspire, entice, and delight both the beginner or accomplished collector. Dupri Mangeldorf is a self described MoonShiner Folk Artist.
It is her art. It can deal with spiritual isolation & loneliness, as well as humor, joy or political & environmental issues. Truth is, that although the art may be eccentric, folk art describes contemporary art that has personal relevance for the artist & the viewer.
With Mangeldorf's art, people often feel it first with their heart before observing it with their mind. They either love it or hate it, but seldom will they forget it.