Juxtapoz Magazine - Peter Opheim and Adam Handler are Warriors and Ghosts

Juxtapoz Magazine – Peter Opheim and Adam Handler are Warriors and Ghosts

GR Gallery is happy to present Warriors and Ghosts, a major duo exhibition of Peter Opheim and Adam Handler. The show will aspect a total of 21 functions, individually produced by the two artists appositely for this celebration, that will problem the exhibition title by unleashing a wide variety of ghostly paintings and abstraction filled warrior-like figures that will captivate and invite viewers into an working experience that illuminates a vibrancy of colours and textures.

Warriors and Ghosts” aims to exhibit exclusive approaches that immerse the viewer into a chaotically imaginative environment. Each artists produce a excellent realm, populated by whimsical characters that reflect on childish demeanor however also identifying expressions in the kind of solitude, creativeness, thoughts, and connections. Peter Opheim’s oil paintings are home windows into a planet of fanciful entropy, pushing boundaries by the unconventional and provocative juxtaposition of childlike inspirations with adult thoughts and emotions. Opheim initial makes clay figures that are at after obtrusive and enriched, then translates his figures onto canvasses. His colourful clay collectible figurines embark his childish fears that are rooted in deformed physique elements, unnatural shades, like an archetypal worry that hides guiding the innocence of the plot in fairy tales.

Adam Handler produces vividly aesthetic works that cultivate magnificence by returning to the intended primal or elementary beginnings, adopting a child-like fashion, questioning our conceptions of and presumptions about our encompassing reality. Adam establishes his paintings on the flooring leaning in excess of the piece it can be a individual and psychical practical experience. Inside these personal confines he feels free of charge to experiment with new principles. A lot of of the very small die-slash works on show symbolize a purging of his views, passions, insecurities, nightmares and goals. Adam’s enchanting figures evoke kawaii, Japan’s society of cuteness, floating in hugely patterned, kaleidoscopic environments. However, they also stage towards our interior craving for the raw psychological states of adolescence. Handler’s paintings are in the long run maximalist odes to the creativity, populated with psychedelic gardens and surreal spirits.

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