SAN FRANCISCO – Mirus Gallery, located in the heart of the SOMA District, has announced its participation in the 2016 edition of Art Market San Francisco from Wednesday, April 27 through Sunday, May 1.
Art Market San Francisco will be held at Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, with a diverse exhibition featuring contemporary artwork from more than 60 local and global galleries. Mirus Gallery will be exhibiting a selection of artists in booth 115, including Clark Goolsby (US), Kate Shaw (AU), Felipe Pantone (ES), Joram Roukes (NL), as well as two local Bay Area artists, Hueman and Damon Soule.
Born in Santa Rosa, Calif., Clark Goolsby earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts from the University of California, San Diego. The artist uses a variety of disparate elements within his work, placing them without context as to how they were created or where they came from. In his work, Goolsby creates a chaotic world comprised of collages with eye catching neon colors and geometric shapes and patterns.
Kate Shaw reinterprets landscape paintings through a social contemporary and an art historical context. Her paintings explore nature and our relationship to it, with the intention to reflect on our inherent connection to the natural world and continual distancing from it. Shaw works with acrylic paints and inks, as well as exploring collage, airbrush, and “paint-pour” techniques.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Felipe Pantone began his art career in southeast Spain with graffiti art. From then on he was drawn to the art world and settled in the city of Valencia, Spain, where he further developed his skills and distinctive avant-garde style. After establishing himself as an innovator within the graffiti world, with a career spanning the past decade, Pantone has abandoned letterforms, embracing abstraction, and drawing influence from various disciplines such as kinetic and op art. Pantone has anchored himself as one to watch within the contemporary field. His art has been displayed across the world including Tokyo, London, Paris, Oslo, and many other cities.
Los Angeles-based artist Joram Roukes attended the Academie Minerva and has since then focused on predominantly large scale oil paintings. The artist seamlessly mixes traditional painterly techniques, urban influences, pop culture imagery and fantasy. Roukes’ paintings are often reflections of today’s society through seemingly fragmented collages that come together to form a cohesive message.
Oakland-based Allison Torneros, who paints under the moniker “Hueman,” was raised in Northern California and received a degree in Design & Media Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her freestyle process includes creating refined compositions from paint splashes, drips and sprays. This method allows her to create motion and dimension from flat surfaces, and her work is displayed on public walls and in galleries worldwide.
Born in Atlanta and currently residing in Grass Valley, Calif., Damon Soule’s art style consists of abstract canvases often inspired by chemistry and music. Soule's work is highly complex and imaginative in both practice and concept, integrating bold uses of saturation and composition.
Art Market Productions has produced influential, high quality fair experiences since 2011, connecting collectors and dealers across the art world. Art Market San Francisco includes a preview reception to benefit the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco on Wednesday, April 27 from 6-9 p.m., as well as an art party with admission to the fair on Thursday, April 28. General admission to the exhibition opens from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. One day tickets to the event start at $30. For more information please visit the event’s webpage at http://artmarketsf.com/for-visitors/tickets.