ENCORE

Mirus Gallery Los Angeles presents ENCORE three concurrent exhibitions featuring Bond Truluv, Fernando Chamerelli, and RETRANSMISSION

August 13-31, 2022

About the Exhibits:

Bond Truluv: Access Granted

Berlin based Bond Truluv is an artist at the forefront of combining Augmented Reality with analog artworks. Whether he is inventing a new instrument for a spray can or hiding NFCs in his artworks, Bond Truluv is constantly incorporating new technologies to his repertoire. This exhibition features a variety of multi-media artworks composed of architecture, symbols of technology, and graffiti animated by augmented reality.

“The current aesthetic of my work plays with classical as well as digital motifs alike, aiming to build free chains of associations without becoming too concrete. Resembling the transience of a dream, I try to invite the viewers to embark on an abstract journey through their own subconsciousness, blurring the boundaries between reality and fiction, the analog and the digital world.” – Bond Truluv

Fernando Chamerelli: Interconnection

Fernando Chamarelli is a visual artist from Brazil whose bright colorful style unties time where elements from different cultures mix, past, present and future merge. 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.

Retransmission: A Survey of Polish Artists

RETRANSMISSION__ is currently one of the largest and most interesting presentations of Polish non-figurative painting outside of the country (Poland). What draws particular attention is the wide spectrum of artists invited to the exhibition, who in no way constitute a hermetic circle focused on the phenomenon of urban art or post-graffiti. This group consists of painters, sketchers, muralists, graphic designers, sculptors and typographers. Thanks to this, RETRANSMISSION__ is not a simple show or an exhibition reduced to a presentation of works of art whose common denominator tends to be the street. It is an exhibition which constitutes a story about individual styles, the processes of their formation and sometimes even of reducing complex, strongly contextualised forms to geometrical, typographical or compositional figures.

The exhibition as a whole, can also be seen as a sui generis generational manifesto of artists born in the 1980s; artists brought up in a country already free from socialism, shaped by the same cultural codes that were successfully exploited in the United States or Western Europe. Therefore, what may be even more interesting to the viewer is perceiving RETRANSMISSION__ as a reinterpretation of the world common to all of us, but presented from the distant perspective of Poland . - Cezary Hunkiewicz, Brain Damage Gallery, Poland

Featuring: Bartłomiej Chwilczyński, Bartosz Janczak, Chazme, Lukasz Berger (Cekas), Lukasz Habiera (Nawer), Oskar Podolski (Oesu 1), Pawel Ryzko, Bartek Świątecki (Pener), Robert Proch, Seikon

Also on display, artwork from the Sense 4.0 Art Fair

Alexandra Levasseur: EMBEDDED OPTIMISM

July 29 - September 30, 2022

Mirus Gallery is pleased to present EMBEDDED OPTIMISM, a solo exhibition by artist Alexandra Levasseur. EMBEDDED OPTIMISM aims to play in the unification of ceramics and paintings to tell stories of nature as well as the mythological. EMBEDDED OPTIMISM opens July 29th, with an opening reception from 7-10 pm.  The exhibition is free and open to the public for viewing through September 30th.

About the Exhibition: 

Through painting, sculpture and animated films, Alexandra Levasseur intends to illustrate an ideal relationship between humans and nature. Her work is driven by a deep interest in, on the one hand, physics and biology and, on the other, mythology and the mystical interpretations that one can draw from nature, in order to expose the surrealism of the world. By adding sculpted elements to her paintings, she creates scenes in which the subjects are connected to their environment, emotionally embedded to the landscape. She is particularly interested in the physical imprint that is inscribed in the material as a testimony to the act of human creation. This exhibition entitled EMBEDDED OPTIMISM presents works that combine painting,drawing and ceramics on wood panels.

About the Artist:  

Alexandra Levasseur is a painter, sculptor and filmmaker born in Quebec in 1982. She holds a BA in Fine Arts from UCR, Costa Rica (2006), a post-graduate in Illustration from EINA, Barcelona (2008) and a major in film animation from Concordia University, Montreal (2014). She was awarded scholarships for academic excellence from Blairmore Foundation (2013) and Turtle Creek Asset Management (2014). She has participated in several film festivals and exhibitions around the world. She received a grant from Canada Council for the Arts for her last film project (2017). Since 2018, she has been exploring the medium of fired clay for her sculptures but also as a painting material. She lives and works in Montreal.

Łukasz Habiera NAWER | FAULT_TOLERANCE

October 7 - December 2, 2022

Mirus Gallery is pleased to present FAULT_TOLERANCE, a solo exhibition by artist Łukasz Habiera Nawer. FAULT_TOLERANCE opens October 7th, with an opening reception from 7-10 pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public for viewing through December 9th.

About the Exhibition: 

Armed with his arsenal of spray paints and a steady hand, Nawer makes a return to the US in his newest solo exhibition, FAULT_TOLERANCE hosted by Mirus Gallery San Francisco. Whether it's installing multimedia installations, massive murals, or in the studio working on canvases, Nawer has been doing it all. FAULT_TOLERANCE will be the newest installation on his record, showcasing all of the skills and evolutions of his style leading up to the present. Featuring his clean lines work and 2 dimensional shapes and angles to create the illusion of 3d elements, the Polish artist delivers sharp and precise pieces. Nawer has explored many alternative designs, from pixelated abstractions, to hand-made analog glitches, to his origins in painting the 3D world around him. The works have their own code, coloring and rhythm. FAULT_TOLERANCE features an assemblage of sharp geometric lines and vibrant abstract expressions to produce a bright and futuristic aesthetic. A collection of vibrant colors, such as blue, orange, and purple, decorates the canvases as Nawer’s signature geometric styling and abstract expressions resembles images of light refraction and color exposure.

About the Artist:  

Architect, designer, street artist, graduate of Architecture and Urbanism program in Krakow. Nawer has been involved with street art since the mid 90's. In 2003, he began to devote time between painting and freelancing in interior design. His creativity stems toward isometric graphics as extant of public and functional spaces. Interior spatiality is described as a blend of objects within space, while painting by perspective and axonometry using aerosol as a main medium. The combination of these two approaches allows a fresh take on the design of arrangement and creativity of an interior space. As his own style evolves, the goal is to always strive forward in an effort to connect painting with architecture.

NYCHOS : ENTER THE RAINBOW

August 12 - September 28

Enter the Rainbow to the most colorful chapter of NYCHOS oeuvre, in which the artist literally presents himself in a very new light. Glowing translucent skins wrap skeletons in all spectral colors. Enhanced by symbolic imagery, these paintings tell a journey of deep insight and healing. Enter the Rainbow, a solo exhibition by NYCHOS opens at Mirus Gallery Denver on August 12, 2022, with a VIP Preview 6pm, followed by an Opening Reception 7-10pm. Stay tuned for more events centered around his participation in the upcoming Denver Walls Mural Festival in September.

About the Exhibition:

“I experience reality as a three-dimensional manifestation of pure light meeting darkness, splitting into all the spectral colors. Thus, everything exists within the rainbow.“
– NYCHOS

Enter the Rainbow by NYCHOS is an excerpt of the artist’s novel body of work The Awakening, presented earlier this year at Mirus Gallery, Los Angeles. The Denver show now exhibits the most colorful chapter of this oeuvre, in which the artist literally presents himself in a very new light. Glowing translucent skins wrap skeletons in all spectral colors. Enhanced by symbolic imagery, these paintings tell a journey of deep insight and healing.

Retrospective elements in the form of NYCHOS’ classic dissection pieces introduce the exhibition, as they are early manifestations of his approach to exploring what lies beyond the surface that we know. The show's centerpiece Rainbow Mickey Head Anatomy bridges these two worlds and allows the viewers to smoothly transition and enter the rainbow.

About the Artist:

Breaking surfaces, seeking depths – layer by layer. Driven by an insatiable curiosity, NYCHOS creates art in order to examine a question that has always been with him: How deep can you go?

NYCHOS is an alter ego, created by a kid who grew up amidst a clash of cultures: A world, where Austrian Tradition and its Hunting Culture meets Eighties Pop Culture, Comic and Television. The visual input from back then still contributes to the output of the adult. By the means of anatomy, NYCHOS investigates the living species across different contexts and different media. His favorite tool is the spray can, his favorite surface is large. Questioning contrasts, he unifies looseness and accuracy. Severity and irony. The inner and the outer world. The dark and the bright. And most importantly, life and death. Within his oeuvre, one embraces the other. All becomes one.

NYCHOS creates art from deep within his soul. Deeply rooted in Graffiti and shaped by thevisual inputs of his early years, his work comprises murals, fine art, illustrations, sculptures and animations. NYCHOS is the founder of Rabbit Eye Movement, co-founder of THE WEIRD and member of the LORDS crew. His artworks have been exhibited worldwide and his large-scale murals give character to cities all across the globe. He currently lives and works both in Vienna, Austria and Los Angeles, California.

LOW BROS: POSTALGIA

October 14th, 2022 - January 6th, 2023

Mirus Gallery presents "Postalgia" a solo exhibition by the Low Bros.

On display : October 14, 2022 - January 6th, 2023

Opening reception: Friday October 14, 7-10pm

About the Exhibition: POSTALGIA, is the appropriated term and title for the new series of works by the artist‘s duo Low Bros. Addressing both the longing for the past, nostalgia, fused with the post, the abandonment of the present. POSTALGIA confronts the notion that when tomorrow comes it should emulate the past.  Taking everyday objects that hold a potency and personal nostalgia to Low Bros and inserting them into a dystopian landscape, subject to a physical alteration due to the environment they sit in a state dissolving, bleached, in decay, or corrosion. The arid landscapes illude to a possible future familiar. Inviting one to imagine an ambiguous landscape which simultaneously could be the downfall for humanity, with the advent of global warming and the impending droughts or seen as a triumph for humanity, placed upon an as of yet unpopulated Mars, both seemingly and immanently possible. The images and objects are themselves placed in juxtaposition holding suggestions of longing for control with contrived social warning clearly marked out by plastic A-frames and orange white barriers.

Low Bros reflect upon what is essential and at the crux of human existence. If we are just accustomed to a level of certainty and the habitual which is manifested through the objects and signifiers that we shroud ourselves in, how much do we impede our possibility for progress? Certain belief systems are entrenched, but social progress is not made possible without reevaluation of the assumed. In the current social-economic-ecological climate that we are facing, how do we not succumb to living in POSTALGIA ideals without impeding development?  –  Text by Michelle Houston

About the Artists: With one of the most unique aesthetics in Contemporary Street Art; Retro Futuristic duo The Low Bros are made up of Berlin based brothers Christoph and Florin Schmidt. Together, they examine the contradictions associated with identity in a digital age.

Whether looking forward or back, it is the ambivalence of contemporary life, the conflicts of progress and traditionalism which hold at the centre of their creative direction. The Low Bros suggest our generation as being one of fluidity; able to slip in and out of different roles like characters. These avatars assume the guise of animals inside of the Low Bro universe; an allusion to the primal instincts of humans nature. Contrastingly their forms resemble inorganic architectural structures, a nod of the urban surroundings of city dwelling people. Despite the abstract nature of their meticulous painterly approach, we recognise the emotional states of loneliness/isolation, strength/bravado inside of their surreal worlds.

Their unmistakable style is sharp and vivid, with light and shadow heightening the atmospheric ambiguity so often associated with their work. From minimalism to intricate coded imagery, a clear influence of design and illustration is inherent as structures appear as precise as they are complex. Nostalgia of a-time-gone-by features through the presence of objects belonging to their childhood and youth in the 80’s and 90’s.  From the streets through to galleries worldwide; the Low Bro aesthetic has evolved from a deeply personal subcultural past, to the collective cultural identity of an evermore metaphysical present.