Remi Rough has landed in Los Angeles and will be exhibiting this Thursday at Soze Gallery. The show “In the Presence of Angels” will be Remi Rough’s first Solo exhibition in America and feature new paintings and sculptures. Remi Rough who’s paintings move in between geometric and atmospheric continue to impress. He has also recently been creating sculptural pieces that move his work into new territory. We were able to get some preview images from a couple of the pieces that we are able to share with you. Take the time if you are in the Los Angeles area to make the opening.
Oct 25th 7-10pm
652 Mateo St # 107
Los Angeles, CA. 90021
“There are few artists whose recent works could be described as “painting visual haikus” without the reader needing to roll their eyes, but Remi/Rough is one of them. South London born and bred, Remi has been breaking boundaries with the aid of a spray can and a paintbrush for over 26 years. Transcending the traditional and somewhat idealised vision of a graffiti writer, he is passionate and unforgiving in his creative progression.
He moved from the streets to the galleries with his debut art show in 1989 and has since gone on to exhibit in London, Paris, Perth, Tokyo, Santander, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Vancouver, Hong Kong, Berlin, Ibiza and more cities dotted around the globe. However, he still keeps his finger in the street art pie, taking part in New York’s Underbelly Project in 2010. As Arrested Motion wrote: “Remi is that rare breed of artist whose work you can equally enjoy in an outdoor setting and also in a gallery/home without it feeling awkward and out of context.”
His work has also appeared in the books; Graffiti World, Abstract Graffiti and Untitled III and was featured in the award winning ‘Ghost Village Project’. Remi was invited to speak on the underground history of UK graffiti in front of a sell-out auditorium at the Tate Modern, as part of its Street Art exhibition in 2008 and in 2009 he published his first book “Lost Colours and Alibis”.
By Holly Howe