UNIX Gallery is excited to announce its participation in Art Silicon Valley 2015, held in Silicon Valley’s San Mateo Convention Center from October 8 - 11, 2015. The gallery is presenting a carefully curated show featuring new works from KwangHo Shin, Desire Obtain Cherish, and Peter Anton. Exhibiting paintings, sculpture, and innovative mixed media artwork UNIX Gallery commits to the highest standards of connoisseurship and professionalism within the evolving contemporary art market.
In his paintings, KwangHo Shin attempts to capture the complexity of human emotion and the experience of the mind, as we perceive it visually. Evoking themes of Abstract Expressionism, Shin employs intense and vibrant colors in order to depict individualistic expression of emotion and a sense of self. He applies charcoal and oils in thick brushstrokes to distort and exaggerate the subject’s facial features. His technique confronts the viewer with the resulting emotional impact these painterly effects have on our understanding of the subject. Shin’s portraits are able to document the psychological changes and clashes that arise in the self.
Los Angeles-based artist Desire Obtain Cherish creates controversial works by twisting appropriation of art, luxury brands, material culture, sex, drugs, pop icons, and questioning the very system that holds it all in such high esteem. Through cutting-edge material - UV cast resin and other amalgamations - and exquisite craftsmanship, he creates immaculately produced sculpture and mixed media works that confront the viewer with a mirror of the commodification of society. Desire Obtain Cherish’s sardonic, vibrant pieces expose society’s voracity and limitations, and questions commercial promises of fulfillment and happiness that end in dependency.
Peter Anton is known for his uncanny ability to create art that can lure, charm, tease, disarm and surprise. He uses new sculpture techniques and materials to alter and overstate foods to give them new, delicious meanings. Anton employs humor, scale, irony, and intensity to make foods aesthetically pleasing and seductive in atypical ways. Viewers are faced with concepts of necessity and desire, stimulated by his subject matter.
For more information or inquires please contact UNIX Gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 212-209-1572.