WEBSITE UPDATES & NEW PAINTINGS FOR SCOPE ART FAIR NEW YORK


Ravi Zupa “Swiping a Cone” 12 x 16 Inches – Watercolor, colored pencil, ink and mixed media mounted to wood panel

If you are in the New York City area from March 7th-9th you can view a selection of 13 new paintings at SCOPE New York in Booth E17 with Black Book Gallery. I will be in New York for a couple of days, follow me on my new Instagram account @raviamarzupa for more info. If you can’t make it to New York and are interested in the new artwork contact Black Book Gallery.


Ravi Zupa “GMO” 12 x 16 Inches – Watercolor, colored pencil, ink and mixed media mounted to wood panel

SCOPE International Contemporary Art Show New York 2014
BLACK BOOK GALLERY March 6th – 9th – Booth E17
Ravi Zupa(US), WK Interact(US/France), Hari & Deepti(US/India), Ben Eine (US/UK), Morning Breath(US), Cey Adams(US), Max Kauffman(US), El Gato Chimney(Italy), Martin Whatson(Norway), CYCLE(US), James Reka(Australia), Cope2(US), Indie184(US), Shepard Fairey(US), Judith Supine(US)

In the next couple of weeks I will be updating my website, talk to you then and thanks for your support.

Ravi Zupa “Do Not Cross” Limited Edition Screen print – Click to purchase

NEW PAINTINGS FOR SCOPE ART FAIR MIAMI BEACH 2013

I recently completed a handful of new paintings for Black Book Gallery and their booth at SCOPE Art Fair Miami Beach. If you are in Miami for Art Basel week and would like to view the pieces in-person contact the gallery for a pass to the fair – info@theblackbookgallery.com

Online Viewing – http://www.blackbookgallerymiami.com/scope-miami-beach-artwork

RAVI ZUPA “HARD DREAM” SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS


RAVI ZUPA: HARD DREAM

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 26 • 8 – 11 PM

Exhibition Dates: October 26 – November 23

SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS is proud to present new work by Denver based artist Ravi Zupa. Hard Dream is Zupa’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles and is a testament to where he comes from, where his mind has traveled, and the extent of his innate artistic eye and capabilities.

Zupa’s paintings layer imagery referencing a variety of cultural symbols and styles such as traditional renaissance painting, Japanese wood block prints, North American sign painting, tyrannical propaganda, and religious iconography. The manner in which Zupa blurs one cultural reference into another and collages canvas, paint, ink, pencil and prints provides a balance between the past and present, creation and defacement, man versus machine, and dreams versus realities.

We’re certainly in a hard place and the realities that we find ourselves in force us to dream hard dreams. But with hard dreams comes deep freedom. – Ravi Zupa, 2013

A second, more playful series in Hard Dream depicts a selection of tasks one can perform with opposable thumbs. Animal characters, some of which have appeared in Zupa’s earlier works, are portrayed engaging in human activities that specifically involve weapons, hunting, exploration, and sport. However, the only human characteristic of these figures is the opposable thumb. Is Zupa providing a witty commentary on human behavior and practice versus what we are actually capable of accomplishing in the world?

Both bodies of work demonstrate the strength of Zupa’s artistic vision, the breadth of his inspiration, and his continuous advancement in technique. In an age of over stimulation and exposure to anything and everything from the past present and future, Zupa’s paintings speak to the idea that meaning is created through how we combine and structure what we see, feel, know, and learn. In this way we are able to dream up something more beautiful, more dynamic, that is greater than just the sum of its parts.

Zupa’s art education started with his family and continued on at his local library. He is in his mid-thirties and is based in Colorado. He has had solo exhibitions in London, Copenhagen, Denver, San Francisco, and Mexico City.

Hard Dream will open to the public on Saturday, October 26 with the artist in attendance and will be on view through November 23. SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS will be releasing a limited edition artist print in conjunction with the exhibition.

About the Gallery:

SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS is a multifunctional gallery space promoting diverse forms of art while providing a forum for contemporary dialogue. It was established by Shepard Fairey and Blaze Blouin in 1995 and played an integral part in introducing skateboarding culture and design to the art world. The scope of the gallery remains true to its roots while embracing new forms of graphic art, illustration, photography and time-based media. Now located in the historic Los Angeles neighborhood of Echo Park, SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS continues to offer a platform for artistic exploration and innovation.

Media Contact:

Erica Overskei (Erica@subliminalprojects.com)

“ONE MILLION THINGS” AVAILABLE ARTWORK NOW ONLINE

Visit the Black Book Gallery Website to see all of the available artwork and pictures of the exhibit.

“ONE MILLION THINGS” ARTWORK PREVIEW

If you can’t make the opening please sign up here to be notified of available artwork.

OPENING RECEPTION:

ONE MILLION THINGS
November 2nd from 6pm – 11pm
Artist in attendance
Free and open to the public.