Dale Marshall will be back in Los Angeles after he widely successful museum exhibition in Central England. The exhibition titled “Beauty in the Wound” will be Dale’s first exhibition after his museum show and entail a new body of work on paper and canvas. Soze Gallery will host the new work in their new location in West Hollywood allowing Los Angeles a glimpse at one of today’s rising stars in the world of art and painting. As the title describes “Beauty in the Wound” embraces the hurt and affliction of the artists past experiences, drawing on those memories to create something beautiful and invigorating. Dale’s paintings offer reality with paint, experiences and emotion within brushstrokes. Gridlike repetitive marks create fields of abstract pushing your gaze upon the details instead of the whole. Overall this will be a important body of work that furthers the artist journey in painting while dealing with the memories and wounds that he continues to bury behind paint with each brushstroke. Don’t miss this exhibition if you are in the Los Angeles area.


Former graffiti artist Dale VN Marshall, returns to Los Angeles for his second solo exhibition at Soze Gallery.
The exhibition follows his brutally honest and heartfelt 3 month museum exhibition in Central England at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum titled ‘Walls with Wounds ‘which received British public acclaim attracting well over 8000 visitors, some travelling from as far from these shores of Northern and Southern California .

Wales-based Marshall, who studied Graduate Abstract Painting at CSULB, has enjoyed success in the UK and the US, and is proud to be bringing his work back to Los Angeles.

Beauty in the wound is a new chapter for the artist. After declaring a powerful and emotive story with Walls with Wounds Dale has found a new peace within himself and its shows in this varied body of contemporary painting work. Marshall’s layered, heavily textured works consist of painterly abstract expression and controlled mark making, etching and relief whilst embarking on an amazing journey of self discovery through his unique processes of painting.

“Soze Gallery is proud to support emerging artists who develop from the streets and we are delighted to have Dale’s return at this pivotal stage in his career on the back of his recent sell out prestigious museum exhibition. He’s a recognised emerging artist with a strong following and this collection fits well within the contemporary framework for our new location in West Hollywood, from small watercolors to large textured abstracts which will suit first time collectors as well as the more established collectors. Dale supports various UK disability and mental health charities in the UK and we are delighted that he will be running a workshop with our own charity Camp2E within the course of the exhibition here in LA. ” Toowee Kao, Director of Soze Gallery

“ I am really excited to return to this wonderful city of Los Angeles where I have spent 1 year studying under professors Marie Thibeault and Tom Krumpak nearby at Cal State Longbeach. The new body of work is a natural progression. On this occasion I have produced a refined show living for the present, painting small colour studies, monotype woodcuts, etchings, and heavily textured abstracts on canvas. Beauty in the Wound is focused on finally embracing my past, enjoying present life and continuing to work through a roadmap of discovery” Dale vN Marshall

Beauty in the Wound opens at Soze Gallery 23rd August and continues until 9th September 2014.