Tomorrow, California based graffiti artist Doze Green will celebrate his fifth solo at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, “Out of Knowhere”. On the show’s concept, Green shares, “This is my interpretation of the soul’s journey. Leaving behind illusion, ego and material to connect with the self and converge with the source of life.” A recent video takes viewers behind the scenes, where pieces from Green’s rural life are mirrored in his paintings. Among his inspirations are the seasons, reincarnation and the natural cycles of human, plant and animal life. His largest paintings depict totem figures emitting graffiti-esque strokes in vibrant colors. They seem to dance around the composition, broken up into cubism-style positions. As in his drawings, some of these figures are close friends and mentors from his youth in New York. Other images are more abstract, focusing on key elements that is like an unraveling of Green’s linework- in his own words, “levels of evolution and the shedding of karma”.
“Out of Knowhere” by Doze Green opens tomorrow, November 20th, at Jonathan LeVine Gallery.