Christopher Derek Bruno
Matt W. Moore
So back to the Recap here in Part three we introduce the next part of the “A Major Minority Exhibition. In part 1 we showcased the photopgrahic and mix media collage work, then moved into figurative and representational work in Part 2. Now we will introduce work deemed Geometric influenced or having a resemblance to geometric abstract although It is difficult to describe any of the artists work so easily.
When I was hanging the representational section of the work I was thinking of how the work would transition into the next series of artists and it was no surprise that geometric would be that next series. Some of the work has futurist and cubist influences which lead to a perfect transition from the figurative to the geometric abstract. Tobe had painted some amazing portraits that although representational read very much abstract as well, I used these as the perfect pieces to move into abstract non-representational. Some would argue that the geometric, futurist abstract style of art is one of the staples of graffuturism, and it for that reason that there was an impressive group of artists working in this section. The artists included in this section are Arnaud TRBDSGN Liard, Boe, Christopher Derek Bruno, Col, Dana Woulfe, Drew Tyndell, Drew Young, Etnik, Gilbert1, Graphic Surgery, Hellbent, Jerry Inscoe, Kema, Kidghe, LX One, Mac1, Matt W. Moore, Nawer, Pener, Petro, Poesia, Romi, Rubin, SatOne, Seikon, Stendec, Stephen Holding, Swiz, Thomas Canto, and Wais.
You could argue that most of this work cannot defined at all by any true term or reference to geometric, but I use it as an umbrella term much like the other terms referred to in the exhibition. What stood out about this section was the precision and range of mediums utilized. Sculpture, hand embossing, hand cut decollage, hand cut vinyl, intricate drawings, full color mix media, wood collage, the list goes on and the work had to really be seen in person to appreciate the scope of detail in the pieces. This section is a testament to how our generation of artists are utilizing painting and sculpture to reengage the act of making art versus talking about making art. It is no coincidence that our generation of painters act upon their intentions more than they contemplate them. There is no need to explain what they do, art is in their history as painters and this next step of their progression shows to be as sincere as their past. This part of the survey was a pleasure to witness and capture a snapshot of our present moment in this journey.
Make sure to checkout 1AM SF to see the artwork and also support the artists in the show, this is the last week to see the work. You can also read the full essay here to read further on the concepts mentioned above.
A Major Minority
An Intercontinental survey of Othercontemporary Urban Art
Opening Reception: Friday, March 14th, 2014, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Show Dates: March 14th through April 12th
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – 1AM is pleased to present, “A Major Minority”, opening on March 14th, from 6:30 – 9:30 PM. Curated by San Francisco-based artist Poesia, “A Major Minority” is a survey of Othercontemporary Urban Artists from over 18 countries consisting of over a 100 artists. Expect to see an international sampling of art works that reveal the overall character of Urban Art and its relationship to the public as well as the contemporary art world.
According to Poesia, urban art has become an OtherContemporary art movement outside of the contemporary and critical art world. By taking a large sampling of the world’s most prevalent urban artists, Poesia aims to reveal the true character of this art form as being born outside of theory and based on its interactions with the public as well as its urban landscape. “A Major Minority” is an attempt to illustrate the current progression of this art form as “traditional graffiti merges with street art and becomes what the public has coined Urban Art.”
Come check out works by world renowned artists 108, 2501, O.Two, ABCDEF, Alex Kuznetsov, Alex One, Alexander Becherer, Alexey Luka, Amandalynn, Arnaud TRBDSGN Liard, Askew, Basik, Bezt, Blaqk, Blo, Boe, Bom.k, Borondo, Cain Caser, Christopher Derek Bruno, Clams Rockefeller, Col, Collin Van Der Sluijs, Corn79, Dame, Dana Woulfe, Deams, Debens, Defer, Dem189, Demsky, Dime, Djae, Does, Drew Tyndell, Drew Young, Duncan Passmore, EKG, Estria, Etnik, Evgeniy Dikson, Faust, Felipe Pantone, Franco Jaz Fasoli, Gilbert1, Graphic Surgery, Hellbent, INO, Jay Paavonpera, Jaw, Jerry Inscoe, Jurne, Kan, Karlos Carcamo, Katre, Kema, Ken Davis, Kidghe, Kwest, Legz, LX One, Mac1, Mags, Martina Merlini, Matt W. Moore, Mes, Mike Bam, Moneyless, Morik, Nawer, Nelio, Nibor Reiluos, Nmph, Pener, Petro, Poesia, Proembrion, Rafael Sliks, Romi, Rubin, Sainer, Samuel Rodriguez, SatOne, Scott La Rockwell, See One, Seikon, Sepe, Silvio Magaglio, Slicer, Sowat, Spé, Stendec, Stephen Holding, Swiz, Thiago Toes, Thomas Bestvina, Thomas Canto, Tobe, Todd Mazer, V3rbo, Vesod, Vincent Abadie Hafez Zepha, Wais, Wane, and Xuan Alyfe.