Zepeda Solo in SoHo will present previously unreleased paintings and sculptures inspired by ancient art and culture. The event will take place February 20, 2013 at House of Horology (193 Prince St) from 6:30-10pm, with previews at 6pm or by appointment.
Artist Paul Zepeda uses traditional materials such as oil paint, gold, silver & copper leaf, and mineral based oxidants to create paintings and sculpture that are inspired by ancient art and culture. These classic materials and traditional techniques bring a sense of memory, contemplation and connection with humanity’s roots to a contemporary audience. Figures painted in caves 40,000 years ago, such as bulls and bears, still hold symbolic significance to people today and are even used to describe the complex workings of our economic system. Translated onto canvas, ancient forms receive new life, and pull the viewer from the bustle of modern day to a time when being connected to their environment and fellow man meant a chance at survival and continuation of the species.
A self-taught artist, Zepeda, 30, was born in the Land of Enchantment and has spent the last 15 years creating and exhibiting nationally and internationally. Zepeda’s work can be found in collections across the globe. Considering philanthropy a personal mission, the artist’s work has been auctioned to benefit the American Cancer Society, Anti-Defamation League, Broadway Bares AIDS Charity, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Make a Wish Foundation, Stoked Mentoring, Girls Inc. Santa Fe, and the V Foundation.
He has also recently participated in several large scale projects including Red Bull Curates NYC, was a US Representative International Artist in the Mayan Parade for the Mexican Board of Tourism and is a contributing artist to the upcoming, “Gutai: Splendid Playground” exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum.
A true experience, guests of the opening will step down into the sub-level space, leaving the streets behind and entering a chic, grotto-like environment of dark walls gleaming with the reflection of light as it plays across the metallic-leafed surfaces of the canvases, flickering as they are approached and shadows are cast across them. Unreleased paintings made using rust will look as though they have been cut from ancient cave walls in the South of France and transplanted to Soho to be contemplated by NYC’s hippest trend-setters. Sculptures of the deity Pakal from the Mayan Parade project will also be exhibited for the first time in the United States.
Please feel free to contact the artist directly for pre-show sales and inquiries.
New Unreleased Oil Paintings & Sculptures
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