Hi-Fructose recently caught up with Philadelphia-based artist Nosego as he prepares for his upcoming solo show at Thinkspace Gallery. The exhibition, entitled “Open Channels,” opens July 19 and will feature several new paintings as well as mixed media sculpture.
Manifested through imagery of fierce animals breaking through bizarre contraptions, the artist explains that his latest series expands upon the theme of focusing one’s inner strength to overcome life’s hurdles and evolve through past experiences. An accomplished street artist and videogame designer, Nosego’s fine art paintings feature an amalgamation of his interests as elements such as graffiti characters and cartoons are infused into brightly colored, fanciful scenes. By juxtaposing these familiar images with abstract compositions, each painting creates a bizarre yet beautiful realm where the commonplace intermingles with the subconscious.
Nosego outside of his studio