Italian artist Vesod exhibits a new collection of paintings and drawings in E-horizon, opening today at Mirus Gallery in San Francisco. Viewers will be treated to eight works on canvas and paper, as well as a site-specific installation. Vesod is recognized for his perception-altering creations that offer the illusion of three-dimensionality. He often depicts human figures traversing through geometric environments, which are reflective of the “eternal present”. The exhibition is on view through October 29.
Andrea Wan, a Hong Kong-born artist based in Berlin, eloquently conveys both inner dialogue and a sense of exploration in her work. Whether it’s ink and gouache paintings or murals on walls across the world, her work is marked by a mix of human bodies, disparate objects, roadways, and other structures that lead in and out of the psyche. Wan was last mentioned on Hi-Fructose.com here.
Mexican artist and arts educator Claudio Dicochea is best known for his contemporary reworkings of 18th century casta paintings, featuring a plethora of media idols and public figures sourced from world history and popular culture. Dicochea describes his work as “a contemporary re-examination of mestizaje, or mixed race identity” that explores “the legacy of colonial representation, hybrid identity, and contemporary media stereotypes.”
Philadelphia-based artist Jesse Krimes spent six years in prison, and in that time, he secretly produced a prolific amount of original art. That body of work includes a 39-panel mural made out of bed sheets stitched together, titled “Apokaluptein:16389067.” As explained in an artist statement: “The title references the Greek origin of the word apocalypse meaning to ‘uncover, reveal;’ an event involving destruction or damage on a catastrophic scale; the numbers reference Krimes’ Federal Bureau of Prisons identification number.”
Japanese artist Erina Matsui has earned much attention for her hallucinatory portraits that feature the artist herself as the focal subject. Her distinct style is founded on her tendency to enlarge and distort her features, whether stretching them across her canvas or placing them in the midst of surreal transformation.
beinArt Gallery presents Small Works 2016. This group exhibition features over 55 of the most highly skilled and imaginative artists in the new contemporary art movement. With all works under 10” x 10” (25.4 x 25.4cm) this greatly anticipated exhibition will offer collectors a rare opportunity to acquire affordable art from a host of internationally celebrated artists. Opens Saturday, September 17, 6pm – 9pm. Runs until October 9. See complete online preview.