Sabio & Skullphone - Ombre
SABIO & SKULLPHONE
14 Nov 2014 to 29 Nov 2014
New Image Art, Los Angeles is pleased to present a 2 person exhibition of recent paintings and ceramics by Sabio and Skullphone from November 8th to November 28th, 2014. Titled “OMBRE”, this exhibition reflects both artist’s ongoing investigation of the relationship between the chaotic streets which they communicate consistently and the calm inviting space of the studio or Gallery. Both Artist’s seek a balance and a way to settle their identities in a world unknown, drawn from mystery and surprise to a consistent blend of pattern and form, shaping their own unique language inspired within the endless urban sprawl.
For the last ten years Sabio has been living between Rio De Janeiro and New York City, thus superimposing a cultural identity and unique approach to both tropic and skyscraper dualities. Drawing inspiration from these divergent cultures and refining his own visual and conceptual vocabulary, a body of work has emerged from his travels, inspired by a focus on historical allegories, spiritualism, architecture, fashion, and an exploration of the dichotomy of life and death. Sabio has been painting and documenting the outdoor urban landscape for over two decades, both in the United States and abroad. This is his first time showing with New Image Art.
Skullphone returns to New Image Art with a looser hand and a richer context beyond his stark black and white imagery. He’s spent the past 5 years painting pointillistic imagery inspired by outdoor digital signage and emerges with a discerning eye for pattern. As an active participant in the posting of street work for the past 15 years, Skullphone’s work draws attention to the act of mark making, paint application, and the lifestyle of daily ritual.