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Group Exhibition – prologue
Oct 8, 2022 at 11:00 am - Oct 16, 2022 at 7:00 pm
THIERRY SAUVAGE (photo)
Hiromitsu Kuroo (Mixed Media)
Abdul Vas (painting)
Laurent Becot Ruiz (Abstract)
Jessica Lescs (abstract painting)
Artist: Abdul Vas
Rock ‘n’ Roll Raiders is Abdul Vas’s new rock ‘n’ roll/art project. This large-format multidisciplinary exhibition will be staged like a rock concert. It will soon be in Tokyo where Abdul Vas, the artist, will unleash the power of Rock ‘n’ Roll once again.
In the new paintings, Abdul Vas presents a series of portraits of AC/DC, combining his obsessions with NASCAR racing and the music of AC/DC to transmit all the energy and euphoria experienced at rock’n’roll concerts through his paintings.
“I wanted to make art inspired by the power of AC/DC’s music, so it was necessary for me to break with the academic past of art and with all the established trends. I simply want my work to capture the rhythm and essence of AC/DC, the greatest Rock’n’Roll band of all time.” Abdul Vas
Painting is where Vas exhibits his most precise and serene poetics of power. In his paintings, he upholds this surprising medium to channel and process the excessive torrent of images surrounding him in his world, striving to achieve a new conceptualization of classical painting by taking it to the limit of simplification.
How the artist brings together individual elements to form a new whole through the juxtaposition of images engenders an unsettling atmosphere that oscillates between the abstract and the narrative, the expressive and the iconic, complex techniques and other simple and crude ones, as Vas encourages us to let ourselves be swept away by his works’ vitality.
His works have been exhibited in the United States, Latin America, Asia, and Europe, and included in various international collections. They have also been displayed at group exhibitions at the Shibuya Center Gai in Tokyo; The Composing Rooms, in Berlin; Amp Tokyo Space; White Box, in New York; Beo Project, in Belgrade; Arcadia Missa Gallery, in London; Matadero, in Madrid; the Atlantic Center of Modern Art (CAAM), in Las Palmas de Canarias (Spain); and the 2009 Beijing Biennial, among others.