Opening June 9th, 2023
Mirus Gallery San Francisco presents "GLITSHN AROUND" a solo exhibition by Gera1. Emerging street artist hailing from Athens, Greece, this is Gera1's first solo exhibition in the United States. For this exhibit, Gera1 has created ‘glitch’ paintings on cut aluminum with colorful overlays expressing multiple actions within each piece.
Opening reception: Friday, June 9th, 7pm
Gera is a Visual Artist who started as a graffiti writer at the age of 12. He graduated from the School of Fine Arts and he has participated in numerous exhibitions in countries around the world including Germany, Italy, USA, France, and Luxembourg while in 2019 he had his first solo show in Milano. He has also been invited to festivals like San Hejmo, Gulia Urbana, Pow! Wow! Sweden, Tirana Mural Fest, and Writers Block Murals to name a few.
Gera’s practice focuses on the reinterpretation of reality through the visualization of vibrant, recurring color contrasts. Getting his influence from the aesthetic of glitch art, he attempts to communicate parallel stories narrated through multiple layers of movement, form, and texture.
The Athens-based artist draws inspiration from everyday details. The position of a body, the reflection of light in the bathroom, or a simple movement. His figurative expression becomes part of an abstract language where malfunction, error, and deformation coexist in an environment of harmonic deconstruction. For Gera, the utilization of distortion and visual glitches plays a vital role in the creation of fragmented structures that redefine the limits of the real and the illusion of perfection.
Working on different surfaces, spray paint has accompanied most of his outdoor compositions. However, in his latest work, the big-scale graffiti murals have been conveyed into abstractly designed aluminum canvases that optimize the application of antithetic materials. His experimentation with diverse shapes and forms has contributed to the combination of oil, pastel, and color pencil with current techniques such as waterjet on ACP. Collage, as well as the practice of engraving, have also been a strong reference in his work. The unanticipated relationship between these components constitutes a challenge to the visual experience of Gera’s constantly evolving work. – Text by Lydia Panagou
Opening May 19th
Mirus Gallery is pleased to bring INTERCONNECTION, a solo exhibition by Brazilian artist Fernando Chamerelli to our Denver location. INTERCONNECTION is an invitation to realize that we are connected to a network that goes beyond what we can see. For this, Fernando Chamerelli creates illustrative paintings focusing on themes of multiple universes, internal worlds, and the play between light and dark matter. The opening reception of INTERCONNECTION will be May 19th 7-10 pm.
About the Exhibition:
Somehow there is more mass in the universe than physicists predicted. When explaining about the unseen mass found, physicists now say that the universe is made up of only 5% atomic matter, which we consider normal matter. Everything else is dark matter and dark energy. What we believe to be empty is like an invisible nervous system that runs through the entire universe. This is the main theme of the paintings that are part of the INTERCONNECTION exhibition. In his artwork Chamarelli always mixed elements from different cultures, but in his later works these mixtures became connections between different universes; connections between internal and external worlds and connections between beings of different dimensions. This exhibition is an invitation to realize that we are connected to a network that goes beyond what we can see.
About the Artist:
Fernando Chamarelli is a visual artist and illustrator, with a degree in graphic design. After experimenting with several techniques, and trying different types of art, he developed his own colorful and geometric style. An original artform that has been exhibited in different parts of the globe.
His style unites time where elements from different cultures mix and past, present and future merge.
His style also unites space and in each piece the interactions between the microcosm and the macrocosm can be seen.
This led the artist to take a great interest in the theories of quantum physics. All this creative access to other times, universes and realities is through non-ordinary states of consciousness and therefore Chamarelli can be considered a visionary artist. With his art, he seeks reflections through the futuristic concepts of Solarpunk; transmitting the main message that everything is connected, and that for us to evolve we must realize our connection with other human beings, animals, nature and the cosmos.