“Broken Geisha,” by Handiedan.
Spoke Art, the San Francisco based art gallery, has invited four talented artists to feature their works in their September Group Show. Each artist will display their unique interpretations of the female form in the art exhibition, created using their individualistic creative techniques, and on diverse artistic mediums.
The show will have its opening night on September 1, 2011, and will be on through September 22, 2011. All the artists will be in attendance during opening night.
Here are some select artworks that will be featured during the exhibition:
Note: Most of the links to the artists’ sites are slightly NSFW.
Handiedan’s layered and intricate collages are influenced by old pin-up girl posters and movie images. She collects found items in the streets, old buildings, flea markets, and during her travels which she then later alters to create new works. In her artwork you can find Chinese post papers, cook book pages, old stamps, fabric, rusty nails, dried flowers, currency, and old movie posters.
Charmaine Olivia’s arresting oil paintings capture sensual tattooed women. Whether they are wearing a fox mask, a feathery headdress, or there is a ship emerging from a tangle of black hair, it is hard to pull your eyes away from these beauties. In a recent interview she says, “As most of my paintings are some sort of reflection of me, this is me living vicariously through them.”
“Fear of Moths”
"Soon, I’ll Let You Go"
Craww uses graphite and acrylic paints to fabricate seductively dark and fantastical women who come to him in his day-dreams. He enjoys seeing his creations evolve into something unexpected as he paints. He describes his work as “stream of consciousness doodlings and paintings. Steeped in ambiguity, often melancholic and usually featuring big hands and crows.”
Tatiana Suarez is a multifaceted artist who primarily uses oils although you can also find her on the streets painting murals with a graffiti can. Her fascination with faces and emotional facial expression inspires her to create unique and vivid portraits. Touching on symbols and mythology from her Brazilian and El Salvadorian background, her trademark wide-eyed girls conjure other-worldly fantasy.
Spoke Art Gallery
September Group Exhibition Featuring: Handiedan, Charmaine Olivia, Craww and Tatiana Suarez
Opening night September 1, 2011 6pm – 10pm
Show on view through September 22, 2011.