Solo Exhibition at Soze Gallery
"SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE"
May 24th Friday 7pm-10pm
2020 E. 7th St
Los Angeles, CA. 90021
DOZE Collective’s 2501 is brewing something explosive for his upcoming solo show at SOZE Gallery in LA opening on the 24th of May. “See You On The Other Side” will be 2501’s first one man show in the US.
Words by Crist Espiritu and Gargamella.
2501 has been making a name internationally through a series of massive wall pieces and gallery exhibitions which features his predominantly abstract monochromatic painting style. “See You On The Other Side” will feature black and white works on paper with gold leafing, ceramic sculptures, liquid drawings on plastic and two new videos. Knowing how prolific and driven the artist is it is safe to say that the artworks will surely be very interesting. For now, here’s a video teaser from the artist.
Below are also a few words from the artist which may give you a clue on what the show will be about. How many lines (circles) (shapes) did I paint (draw), altogether?
The question seems plain. Indeed, actual numbers are often given. But they disagree and – other than variants of “many”- most of them are meaningless because they give equal weight to flea-rabbit and horse-elephant.
The circle shape (form) and its content (lines or void or macchie) discourage the search for a single numerical answer.
With minimal aesthetic of the monotone use of color (variations of black and white with glance of gold and fluo steam) 2.501 questions the deeper meaning of a propensity toward abstraction and toward infinity.
Playing hide and seek with lines and into circles, 2501 creates a vast moving image pervaded by dialectic between seriality – (reality) and disruption, between repetition and variation. (Roughness and smoothness)
Lines highlight the dynamics of graphic influences trough a constant evocative crescendo of juxtaposing and layering; video, tools, images and sounds trace a living path that weaves between explosions and silence, devastation and contemplation, (rise and fall).
Acting as a portal to somewhere else and as a threshold to the exhibition, the circles reveal a process of hidden connections and cuts, became a bridge without linear shape through which the comprehension of the ways of seeing are challenged. Evolving (animated) surface suggest vertiginous ways of experiencing / seeing/ visualizing, according to the point of view that sight is continually active, continually moving, continually holding things in a circle around itself, constituting what is present to people as they are.
How many circle (lines) (shape) will I paint (draw), altogether?
I don’t know but I keep looking for (looking at- we only see what we look at) an infinite (we never look at just one thing) numerical answer. Because the relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. And the aim has been to start a process of questioning.
(to look is an act of choice and a process)