Preview: Charlie Immer’s “Loose Juice” at La Luz de Jesus

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With neon colors and spooky but fun characters, painter Charlie Immer (Hi-Fructose Collected 3) takes the viewer into the weird and absurd realm of wacky horror. Inspired by ’90s cartoons (think Nickelodeon’s Aaahh!!! Real Monsters), nature, candy, horror films and video games, Immer’s unusual subjects and surreal landscapes create a humorous and nostalgic feel upon keen observation. “Loose Juice”, his latest solo show, opening on April 4 at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in LA, introduces new compositions that further expand his inventive repertoire of wild, strange types within fantastic, brightly colored worlds.

The artist describes the characters of “Loose Juice” as “jiggling jesters and dripping skeletons enduring pain-free violent acts.” Although gruesome sounding, Immer’s work is nothing but fun and games — his ability to juxtapose the grotesque with the airy and harmless makes his work approachable and interesting. By following this technique, the artist is able to convey violence in an almost slapstick sort of way without the heaviness of having to convey death or suffering. His inventive, fictional characters are whimsical and not in the least discouragingly dark.

“Loose Juice” will open to the public on April 4, 2014 at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, California. The show will be on view until April 27, 2014.

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