Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Victor Castillo & Luke Kopycinski/ Plus (wtf is) Lowbrow..Opening this Friday at London Miles
Opening on Friday, December 10th at London Miles Gallery is the end of the year showcase. Its our final exhibition of the year and Im happy to say we are finishing off 2010 on a high. It has been one incredible year.
On show will be a collection of original paintings and limited edition prints by Chilian artist Victor Castillo and Austrailian artist Luke Kopycinski.
Also on show is a group show we have put together titled, (wtf is?) LOWBROW- a showcase of illustration, paintings and limited edition prints from a collection of pop surrealist, comic, dark surrealist and illustration artists...a mix of everything coming out of the "new contemporary" / "lowbrow" art genra.
The work of Victor Castillo strikes like a swift blow to the stomach and stirs the innards of a popular iconography fed by comics, illustration and television. His drawing produce slogans on daily consumption and monstrous beings enslaved to flesh and money. This production, consumption and digestion of statements reveal the violence of everyday life and denounce the universality of rationality incarnated by diabolical figures of animals or humans.
Luke's work is intriguing, dark and has an underlying current of something very human. Best described as Dark Noir, his subject matter is of the beautiful and the melancholy, aspects of the people around him, both what they project on the outside and what they keep inside. His oils are a mix of realism and impressionism, a mixture of strong soft shining lights and heavy sharp shadows that centre the focus of the pieces.
(wtf is?) LOWBROW
Exhibiting a selection of limited edition prints and original art from the New contemporary/ lowbrow/ pop surrealist art world...or what ever you want to call it..
Original artwork on display from Nom Kinnear King, Xue Wang, David Marsh, Alex Young,
Dave Pressler, Scott C. Limited edition prints by Fine Grime featuring Silvia Ji, Carles Gomila, Tom Bagshaw. Also London Miles prints of Kukula, Jade Klara and many more...
Join London Miles on Friday, December 10th from 7pm to 10pm for a end of year celebration.
It will be another unforgettable opening reception at London Miles Gallery.
Visit www.londonmiles.com for more information.