Monday, October 6, 2008

MEAR ONE at the 01 Gallery: October 11th


Mear One
"Mearasma" (Recent Work)
Opening: Saturday October 11, 2008 7-10 pm
through December 6, 2008

Well we have all been fans of Mear One's work for sometime now, He has been painting for years and has become a powerful influence to artists all over the world, whether painting the streets or canvases, Mear is truly talented. Its great to know he is still working just as hard and has now a solo show coming up next Saturday, the 11th of October to present his new body of works called "Mearasma" at the 01 gallery in the artist district of Los Angeles.

"Street attitudes of our social structure

MEAR ONE is examining the aspects of content that accompany any piece of art. MEAR is literally working on communicating some of what we as society have forgotten or are unable to see.

There are artists who paint with the intention to be the best, or to make a ton of money, some to become famous, but MEAR questions the intention of each of his individual works, asking is this a worthy concept; and what is the outcome of such a work that speaks to the masses. This is an involved process in which MEAR’s hopes are to bridge a gap between what is common and that which isn’t. To raise a responsible conversation on the topic that is displayed, i.e. the painting. MEAR’s works are meant to bring the unseen mysteries locked with in our minds to the foreground as if to take part in a grand expose`. The question of how did we become, and why. To see through the illusion of our decrepit social condition and speak out with art as a weapon of mass liberation.

As intense as that seems this is the quest of MEAR’s life as an artist. MEAR sees himself as a messenger as well a spiritual warrior using his imagination as a communication device. MEAR has often said that life is like an elevator in which there are uncomfortable silences experienced by those on the ride. Usually we keep to our selves in a state of shame choosing not to speak. If MEAR walked into that same elevator with a canvas depicting the most explicit vision, almost everyone on that elevator would take part in a conversation around the piece. Conviction and Integrity are words that describe his process. No matter what vision MEAR transcribes through his imagination, there is the deep connection between his thoughts and feelings and the work which MEAR teaches as well as learns. This brings the concept of sharing and receiving into light and finds purpose as an artist."

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1 comment:

GraffHead said...

Amazing show from Mear One. Check out pictures from the show.