Work by; Senkoe
May 8th trough June 7th 2020
Opening May15th from 6-9pm
Artist: Senkoe, Taehoon Kim, and Henrique de Franca
In parttnership with Gallery19 we are excited to co-host New Fauvism, this exhibition is a re-imagining of the 20th-century modern movement whose works emphasized painterly qualities and strong color over the representational or realistic values. Mexican street Artist Senkoe brings his vibrant street murals into the gallery for the first time; artist Taehoon Kim pushes the boundary of the ceramic medium, and Henrique de Franca uses graphite and paper to create beautiful liquid memories.
Senkoe's work, continues to reference the discourse of identity within the context of his use and reinterpretation of pre-Hispanic aesthetics. His work is inspired by textile, craft and discursive references along with the mystical imagery of pre-Columbian cultures with contemporary references. Fused with his Mexican identity, he constructs what can be called “narrative graffiti”. The goal is to stimulate the imagination of the viewer with a reverie of animals. His murals are in Brazil, France, Colombia, Argentina, Dubai, India, Nepal, Canada and Mexico. His career includes presentations in urban art festivals at the national and international level, as well as activities related to the teaching of urban art and fine art. He studied at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and took art workshops at the San Carlos Academy in Mexico City.
Taehoon Kim was born in Korea. He earned Master of Fine Arts degrees from SAIC and Hongik University in Seoul. His work has been exhibited internationally and was acquired as part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Sciences in GA. His work evokes a place between the metamorphosis and the evolution of substance. The exhibition of his work attempts to reveal to develop persuasive reflection on the essence of subconscious and its connection with objects or creatures. He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.
Henrique de França (1982) is a Brazilian visual artist born and raised in Sao Paulo, where he currently lives and works. His intricate figure drawings explore the blank space of the paper and the possibilities of lines, shadows and negative spaces. The artist's starting point is from random juxtaposed images in order to tell evasive, nostalgic narratives. Their dialogue exists between the urban and rural, in the present social context with shades of a recent past.
WED -FRI: 12P-6P
SAT & SUN: 12P-6P