UNIX Gallery is excited to announce its participation in Art Market Art + Design 2019 Hamptons art fair (booth 715), held at The Bridgehampton Museum from July 5 - July 7, 2019. The gallery is presenting a carefully curated show including new works by Jonathan Paul (aka Desire Obtain Cherish), Richard Garet, Hisao Hanafusa, KwangHo Shin, Christian Voigt, and Llewellyn Xavier. 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.
Extending a new body of work that features large-scale paintings and photography — a significant departure for the object-oriented artist — Los Angeles-based Jonathan Paul (aka Desire Obtain Cherish) challenges the decision-making process humans undergo while chasing the elusive state of happiness. Whether happiness is understood through finances, beauty, sex, or intelligence, Paul, is fascinated with the pursuit and decisions involved in such a journey.
Richard Garet works with a focus on sound and new media within the visual arts. His materials emerge from ontological investigations of background noise and the decadence-and-decay of technological utilities. Garet seeks to invert the normative function of background noise from unconscious status to active presence. The images and objects in his work stem from processes applied to both outmoded and current technological media, which emulate situations and translate material source into abstractions.
Born in 1937, Hisao Hanafusa moved from Kyoto to New York in 1963 and was influenced by the practice of creating a resolution of the disparate forms of the painterly and sculptural worlds into a harmonious congruence. Almost exclusively vertical in structure, Hanafusa’s artworks elaborated the possibilities of the horizontal line, using arrangements of tubing and canvas to create patterns that were simultaneously fluid and crisp; visible and hidden.
Evoking themes of Abstract Expressionism, Korean artist KwangHo Shin employs intense and vibrant colors to depict the 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 an emotional impact, affecting our understanding of the human form. Whether it is the external pose of the subject or the unique color combinations, abstraction or layered texture, the portraiture of KwangHo Shin is able to document the psychological changes and clashes that arise in us all.
Christian Voigt is a German photographer, known for his impressive images created using large-format cameras. Voigt has photographed great libraries, museums, landscapes and temples. Through his lens, Voigt captured mankind’s extraordinary buildings and architecture. The artist offers an illuminated tenor, delivering with his photography an inescapable sense of history and verve.
Renowned for using brilliant colors to reflect the light and life of the Caribbean, Llewellyn Xavier’s art serves a multiplicity of functions; philosophical as well as aesthetic. Drawing inspiration from contemporaries of American Abstract Expressionism, Xavier’s bold daring vision and grandiose gestures manifest in a boundless energy of sheer force of purpose and power. His artwork is free of restrain, creating a pure vision that is both relevant and immediate.
UNIX Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. For more information or further inquires please contact Andrew Cole at [email protected] or by phone at 212-209-1572.