Castanier Gallery (formerly Fabien Castanier Gallery), has opened at a new location in the Wynwood arts district beginning with a solo exhibition and book signing for Speedy Graphito entitled "An American Story." The exhibition features new paintings from the artist who has spent the last few months in residence in his Miami studio and also was their highlight at Art Wynwood 2017.
From the gallery: "Speedy Graphito’s artistic universe has always been built on an honest dialogue concerning the role of the image within modern society. Since the inception of his career in the 1980s, his work has dealt with concepts of commercialism, iconography, and pop culture. His new series of work, what he refers to as “mon histoire de l’art” (or “my art history”), confronts our consumerist society and the omnipresence of images and globalization of culture."His work for An American Story references motifs and themes from some of the most recognizable painters in art history, from Van Gogh and Matisse, to Andy Warhol and Tom Wesselman. Juxtaposed alongside his own style, the mixture of modern and contemporary masters stands to question the role of art and its legacy through a shifted perspective.
Speedy Graphito, has been one of the most influential figures who emerged from the Parisian art scene in the 1980s. His reputation has steadily grown during his 30 year career, affecting a myriad of artists by laying the foundation of his genre, urban and pop art through the lens of contemporary media culture. The constant evolution of his work is a testament to the versatility that he brings through his medium.
Have a look at how he interrupts and reconstructs the art of the decades that we all love at the gallery's opening brunch. You have until April 30, 2017 to catch this at 82 NE 26th St., Suite 111, Wynwood, Miami.
The giant gallery wall outside painted by the artist.
The gallery also has a location in Los Angeles and Bogota and held down pop up locations in Miami for Art Basel throughout the years. Now, they are here to stay! For more information and to purchase wither of the artists books contact/visit: http://castaniergallery.com/news/ and @castaniergallery and the artist at http://speedygraphito.free.fr/