Seleka Muñoz: Fruta Del Tiempo
Seleka is a Spanish artist, cultural agitator and gallery owner. His mixed media paintings are abstract and bright as “a seasonal fruit whose color you can practically taste. Fruta Del Tiempo aims to invoke these same visceral, synthetic responses. A series first initiated in Mexico, a site much like the artist’s birthplace and home Andalucía, in which the landscape, the gastronomy, the produce, the people, all resonate with this natural vivacity. The title itself appeals directly toward the physical sensations that these natural delicacies can bring, the intense sweetness that both powers up your endorphins and cuts you like a knife. Working on a full exhibition series of works for the first time however (he previously having had the graffiti artist’s urgency toward the constantly new), here Muñoz thus delivers a group of abstract works that recreate the tangible experience of freshness, the immediacy, the balance of the finest fruta del tiempo, within their very material, visual form.” (Raphael Schacter)
Yoh Nagao: Genealogy
Yoh Nagao is a Japanese mixed media collage artist whose artworks are influenced by postmodern pop and commercial consumerism. Genealogy is a body of work that uses collage from contemporary media to ponder the idea of our society becoming indigenous ancestors to future descendant generations. In a world full of increasing resource exploitation and environmental destruction, it bears the question as to what type of world we will leave for our descendents. Just like the DNA passed onto us by ancestors, their folkloric decoration, color and pattern usage are still found to influence our modern culture. Yoh Nagao pulls this influence to create works to inspire instinctive virtue and enrichment to more people for a brighter future.