News

  • Summer Group Exhibition “Friends & Family”

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce our summer 2016 group exhibition, “Friends & Family”. The show will feature a variety of artists including: Anibal Vallejo, Diana Thorneycroft, Fidia Falaschetti, Jan Kalab, JonOne, Liu Bolin, Luke Newton, Mark Jenkins, Miaz Brothers, OX, RERO, Speedy Graphito, Stuart Semple, Tilt, Charlie Anderson, Cyrcle, L’Atlas, Thomas Canto, Flavien Demarigny.

    The group exhibition will be on view throughout July-August.

    For more information on our artists visit our Artists Page.

  • RERO Solo Exhibition Opening in BOGOTÁ

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce the opening of RERO’s first solo exhibition in our Bogotá space, “TOMESELO PERSONAL”. The show will open June 2 and run until July 16.

    The artist  has created a body of work based on several strategies of communication, where the intrinsic dynamics of conceptual art engage with particulars of graphic design, and where he studies different approaches to perceive the relationship that exists between language and art.  His pieces are woven through the visualization of philosophical quotes, cyber and mass language that build multiple layers of complexity, which reveal a critical approach and a refreshing view on the relationship between what can be seen and what can be stated. His versatility invites the viewer to stand in scenery where the possibilities to approach aesthetic concerns resist to be abstracted, representational or merely conceptual.

    Click here, for more information.

  • Introducing the Castanier Gallery STORE!

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce our new e-shop, an online marketplace where you’ll find some of our most unique pieces, silkscreens, hand-painted prints, books and more!

    The Castanier Gallery Store will feature never before seen work from artists such as Speedy Graphito and JonOne. We will continue to collaborate with urban contemporary artists as well as present new acquisitions from the likes of Shepard Fairey and Vhils.

    Subscribe to the gallery’s newsletter to receive updates on our newest pieces.

    Visit the Store now at www.castaniergallerystore.co

  • JonOne Solo Show Opens May 2016

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce the third solo exhibition for renowned contemporary urban artist, JonOne, at the gallery in Los Angeles. The exhibition will open May 14 with a reception with the artist, and run until June 11.

    The exhibition, entitled Urban Legacy, brings together a collection of new paintings that display the most vibrant and purest style that the artist has developed over his career. Extremely influential to the new generation of urban contemporary artists, JonOne returns to Los Angeles with an exciting array of canvases that seem to breathe with the vitality and spirit of the city.

    JonOne (John Andrew Perello, b. 1963, New York) is one of the most significant and celebrated figures in urban contemporary art today. For the past 25 years, he has built his career on a unique blend of graffiti, gesture, abstract expressionism, calligraphy and a masterful understanding of painting’s color and texture.

    The artist was brought up in Harlem in the 1980s and now often invokes the revelatory moment of seeing dazzling trails of color speed past from tagged subway trains. This vivid imagery remains as an aesthetic foundation in Jon’s work, which has retained over the decades an incomparable level of dynamism. With this energy, Jon travelled to Paris early in his life and has evolved his practice from the streets to the gallery, with pieces that speak to both the realms of graffiti and contemporary art.

    For more information, click here.

  • Spring 2016 Art Fairs

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce our participation in two art fairs this Spring, Context New York and Art Lima.

    Context New York takes place May 1-8 and will feature work by Fidia Falaschetti, Mark Jenkins, the Miaz Brothers and RERO. Click here for more information. This will be the inaugural edition of the Context fair in New York.

    At the Art Lima fair, April 21-24, we will be showing work by Fidia Falaschetti, JonOne, Jan Kalab, Anibal Vallejo and Speedy Graphito. For more info on this fair, Click here.

     

  • Fidia Falaschetti: Solo Exhibition Opening in April

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce the solo exhibition of Fidia Falaschetti in our Bogotá gallery, “ABC: El An-Alfabeto de Fidia”, which will open April 14th and be on view until May 14th. The opening reception with the artist will be Thursday, April 14 at 7:00pm

    ABC features various works by the artist Fidia Falaschetti, sculpture and tapestries that oscillate between the humorous and the ironic to the critical and conventional. This exhibition sets the tone over recognizable advertisement icons and characters of children’s Disney cartoons that are manipulated with notions of misrepresentation, transcription, language, recognition and various models of figuration.

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    ABC caracteriza diversas obras del artista Fidia Fallaschetti en escultura y tejidos que oscilan entre lo cómico y lo irónico hasta lo crítico y lo convencional. La exhibición posa su mirada sobre los íconos reconocibles de la publicidad y del imaginario infantil e ideal mundo de los figurines de Walt Disney, tocando nociones de tergiversación, transcripción, lenguaje, reconocimiento y diversos modos de figuración.

  • JAN KALÁB : Conversation with the Artist in Bogotá

    Fabien Castanier Gallery in Bogotá is proud to present an event with Jan Kaláb, in conjunction with the opening of his solo exhibition, Pulso Cromático, in our Colombian gallery. Kaláb will speak about his life and work for this artist’s conversation, taking place Wednesday March 16, 2016, from 2-4pm at the Planetario de Bogotá, Sala Multiple (Calle 26B #5093).

    The event is held with the support of the Bogotá city government, as well as the Instituto Distrital de las Artes, Bogotá Mejor Para Todos, Red Galeria Santa Fe.

    Pulso Cromático, Solo Exhibition by Jan Kaláb, Opens Thursday, March 17

     

  • NEW EXHIBITIONS Opening March 2016

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce our upcoming exhibitions for March 2016.

    In Los Angeles, we will present Outland, featuring new work by two contemporary Bolivian artists, Sonia Falcone and Gastón Ugalde. Both artists have represented Bolivia at several editions of the Venice Biennale and will be bringing their work – paintings, photography, installations – to Los Angeles. The exhibition will open Saturday, March 12th, with an opening reception with the artists.

    In our Bogotá space, we are exhibiting new work in a solo show for the Czech artist Jan Kaláb. His show, entitled Pulso Cromático will feature new canvases with the artist’s signature bright colors and geometric  forms. Kaláb is considered one of the pioneers in urban art in Eastern Europe following the fall of communism. His works are almost sculptural in the way he brings his colors to the very edge of his circular canvases. Pulso Cromático will open Thursday, March 17th, with an opening reception with the artist.

    Follow the links below for more information about these two shows.

    LOS ANGELES | Outland

    BOGOTÁ | Pulso Cromático

  • Fabien Castanier Gallery at Art Wynwood 2016

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to participate in this year’s Art Wynwood art fair, February 11-15. The gallery will present new work by three contemporary artists: Fidia Falaschetti (IT), Jan Kaláb (CR), andRERO (FR).

    Art Wynwood, Miami’s five-day International Contemporary Art Fair, will take place during Presidents Day Weekend and Yachts Miami Beach – South Florida’s busiest holiday weekend – and will open with its highly anticipated VIP Preview, Thursday, February 11, from 6pm to 10pm, presented by Merrill Lynch.

    The gallery has a number of complimentary day passes available. Please contact us for more information.
    Art Wynwood 2016
    February 11-15, 2016
    The Art Wynwood Pavilion
    Midtown Miami | Wynwood
    2901 NE 1st Avenue
    Miami, FL 33137

    Fabien Castanier Gallery, Booth 27

  • MEMORIA ENTRE LÍNEAS: a Group Exhibition in Bogotá

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to present Memoria Entre Líneas a group show that combines paintings, sculptures, drawings and installations from the Colombian artists Aníbal Vallejo and Iván Castiblanco. Although their work emerges from different standpoints, these two artists share an interest in finding their own way of creating their pieces, they resist in making their work “in resemblance as”, their processes reflect a yearning to try and find new techniques outside the traditional approach. It is also noticeable that they both peruse a quest for perfection, which is achieved by the repetition within their work, both in the patterns within a single piece, as in the perpetuation of the series or the techniques. 

    Fabien Castanier Gallery se siente orgullosa en  presentar la exposición “Memoria entre líneas” reúne pinturas, esculturas, dibujos e instalaciones de Aníbal Vallejo e Iván Castiblanco. Partiendo de temas distintos, estos dos artistas tienen en común la incuestionable calidad de su trabajo y la constante necesidad de experimentar con nuevas técnicas y materiales.

    Opening reception with the Artists Thursday, February 4th from 7-10pm. The show will be on view at the gallery’s second location through March 5th.

    Castanier Gallery | Bogota

    Cra 23 No. 76-56 Bogotá, Colombia

     

  • Fabien Castanier Gallery at Art Palm Beach 2016

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is pleased to announce the gallery will be exhibiting for the first time at Art Palm Beach this year. Celebrating its 19th year, Art Palm Beach is dedicated to contemporary, emerging, and modern master works of art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Over 85 international galleries will be exhibiting paintings, sculpture, as well as functional and innovative design. The gallery will be exhibiting new works from both established and emerging artists including: Speedy GraphitoJonOneREROMark JenkinsMiaz Brothers, and  Fidia Falaschetti. The fair takes place from January 20th-24th at Palm Beach County Convention Center.  For the full schedule of events, ticket information, and location details please see the fair’s website here: Art Palm Beach.

    We will be located at booth number 309.

  • TRANSBORDER: A Group Exhibition

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to present TRANSBORDER: A Group Exhibition featuring the work of  six international contemporary artists: Rero (FR), Cyrcle (US), Jan Kaláb (CR), OX (FR), Aníbal Vallejo (CO), and Andrey Zignnatto (BR). French artist Rero is curating the group exhibition by bringing together a collective of artists from different backgrounds all working to create a discourse across boundaries.

    The exhibition centralizes around artists who challenge the idea of boundaries within art, both physical and ideological borders. Each artist presents new work for TRANSBORDER examining the transitory elements of shape, color, form, and context within art making.  The group exhibition takes a survey of how the language of both abstraction and figurative form can be conveyed throughout vastly different corners of the world.  Across borders of both time and space, these artists have created connectivity and conversation through creation. 

    Opening reception with the artists Saturday, January 30th from 6-9pm. The show will be on view through February 28th. Please contact the gallery for more information. 

  • Fabien Castanier Gallery at CONTEXT 2015

    Fabien Castanier Gallery would like to thank Arrested Motion, Fearless Leon, and CONTEXT Art Miami for featuring the gallery and making this year’s fair such a great event. CONTEXT is a part of Miami Art Week (Dec. 1-6), one of the most important weeks for contemporary art in the United States. This art fair brings together international galleries from all over the globe with over four hundred and sixty artists represented. This fair take place in tandem with Art Miami which allows for artists, galleries, and collectors to develop an open dialogue and share new ideas about contemporary art. 

    See below for full articles.

    Arrested Motion- Basel Week Miami Recap:CONTEXT 

    Fearless Leon- Context Art Miami 2015

     

  • Fidia Falaschetti Interviewed by Be Street

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is pleased to share a recent interview from Be -Street featuring Fidia Falaschetti speaking about his latest body of work. The artist discusses last week’s CONTEXT Art Fair as well as new artworks in development for the coming new year. We would like to thank Be-Street for the mention! Read the full interview below.

    Fidia Falaschetti – Never Gives Up Fighting For a Better World

  • Miaz Brothers Featured by Arrested Motion

    Fabien Castanier Gallery would also like to thank Arrested Motion for featuring the Miaz Brothers latest show at the Bogotá gallery space. Their solo exhibition,  Antimatter Series: Timeless, was an extension of the artists’ Antimatter Series which once again focused on the artists’ unique form of portraiture. This exhibition marked the grand opening of the gallery’s second location in Bogotá, Colombia. See the link below for the full article.

    Miaz Brothers at Fabien Castanier Gallery Bogota 

  • Miaz Brothers in the News

    Fabien Castanier Gallery would like to thank Widewalls for featuring the Miaz Brothers latest show at the Bogotá gallery space. Their solo exhibition,  Antimatter Series: Timeless, was an extension of the artists’ Antimatter Series which once again focused on the artists’ unique form of portraiture. This exhibition marked the grand opening of the gallery’s second location in Bogotá, Colombia. See the link below for the full article.

    THE MIAZ BROTHERS EXHIBITION IN BOGOTA BRINGS THEIR HAZY, MYSTERIOUS PORTRAITS TO COLOMBIA

  • Stuart Semple in the Press

    Fabien Castanier Gallery would like to thank It’s Nice That for featuring Stuart Semple’s recent interview about his artwork and involvement with various charities focused on mental health. 
    The proceeds from Semple’s “MY SONIC YOUTH” soundtrack will go to support CALM (campaign against living miserably). The album is a limited edition vinyl record, which includes a custom soundtrack featuring collaborations with BLACK MOSES, OFFICERS, KARIMA FRANCIS, SAM FORREST (nine black alps), MAXIM (prodigy), ED LAURIE, PAUL FRYER, CHARLOTTE CHURCH, DOUG TIELL, and IAN PICKERING (sneaker pimps). My Sonic Youth is available for pre-order for delivery on or before 12th December.

     This solo exhibition is the LA debut for one of the UK’s most significant post YBA artists, Stuart Semple. In My Sonic Youth, Semple uses painting, sculpture, and installation to explore social concepts in addition to dissecting the psychological evolution of youth culture over the course of several decades. The artist illustrates how spaces, communication, and music have changed drastically, forcing a generation of young people into a new kind of isolation. Heavily inspired by the music of his own youth, Semple uses references from music and art history to construct a fluid visual narrative, which tells the tale of a radical social and emotional shift among youth culture.

    MY SONIC YOUTH is on view through January 9th. See link below for the full article.

    Being Creative and Looking at Art: What Can It Do For Mental Health? 

  • Fabien Castanier Gallery at CONTEXT Art Miami 2015

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is pleased to announce the gallery will be exhibiting once again at CONTEXT Art Miami 2015. CONTEXT is a part of Miami Art Week (Dec. 1-6), one of the most important weeks for contemporary art in the United States. This art fair brings together international galleries from all over the globe with over four hundred and sixty artists represented. This fair take place in tandem with Art Miami which allows for artists, galleries, and collectors to develop an open dialogue and share new ideas about contemporary art.

    Fabien Castanier Gallery has exhibited with CONTEXT since its launch in 2012. This year the gallery will be exhibiting new works from both established and emerging artists including: Speedy GraphitoJonOneREROMark JenkinsMiaz BrothersFidia Falaschetti, Stuart Semple and Luke Newton. Making their CONTEXT debut, British artists Stuart Semple and Luke Newton will both be showing new works from their 2015 solo exhibitions.

    CONTEXT begins December 1st for VIPs at 5:30pm and General Admission begins December 2nd at 11:00am. The fair is located at The CONTEXT | Art Miami Pavilion Midtown | Wynwood Arts District 2901 NE 1st Avenue Miami, FL 33137.

    Fabien Castanier Gallery will be located at booth number 32. For complimentary tickets see here. For more information about CONTEXT and Art Miami please visit their website www.contextartmiami.com.

  • Stuart Semple in the News

    Fabien Castanier Gallery would like to thank IDOL Magazine for featuring Stuart Semple’s latest solo exhibition MY SONIC YOUTH . This solo exhibition is the LA debut for one of the UK’s most significant post YBA artists, Stuart Semple. In My Sonic Youth, Semple uses painting, sculpture, and installation to explore social concepts in addition to dissecting the psychological evolution of youth culture over the course of several decades. The artist illustrates how spaces, communication, and music have changed drastically, forcing a generation of young people into a new kind of isolation. Heavily inspired by the music of his own youth, Semple uses references from music and art history to construct a fluid visual narrative, which tells the tale of a radical social and emotional shift among youth culture.

    MY SONIC YOUTH is on view through November 28th. See link below for the full article.

    Stuart Semple Presents ‘My Sonic Youth’

  • Miaz Brothers in the News

    Fabien Castanier Gallery would like to thank EXCLAMA for their recent interview featuring the Miaz Brothers. The artists discuss their latest solo exhibition,  Antimatter Series: Timeless, which opens November 5th in Bogotá. Timeless is an extension of the artists’ Antimatter Series which will once again focus on the artists’ unique form of portraiture. This exhibition will also mark the grand opening of the gallery’s second location in Bogotá, Colombia. See the link below for the full interview. 

    The Miaz Brothers in Bogotá 

  • Stuart Semple in the News

    Fabien Castanier Gallery would like to thank Hunger TV for featuring Stuart Semple’s artist interview. MY SONIC YOUTH is the LA debut for one of the UK’s most significant post YBA artists, Stuart Semple. See link below for the full interview.

    Following a traumatic near death experience as a teenager studying fine art in the English countryside, Semple has gone on to exhibit in over 15 solo exhibitions internationally in China, Italy, London and NYC. He is best known for his paintings, which present an emotive and sociological perspective on mass culture. In My Sonic Youth, Semple uses painting, sculpture, and installation to explore social concepts in addition to dissecting the psychological evolution of youth culture over the course of several decades. The artist illustrates how spaces, communication, and music have changed drastically, forcing a generation of young people into a new kind of isolation. Heavily inspired by the music of his own youth, Semple uses references from music and art history to construct a fluid visual narrative, which tells the tale of a radical social and emotional shift among youth culture.

    Hunger TV Arts and Culture, The Interview: Stuart Semple

  • Miaz Brothers Solo Exhibition in Bogotá

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to present Antimatter Series: Timeless, a solo exhibition by the Miaz Brothers. Timeless is an extension of the artists’ Antimatter Series which will once again focus on the artists’ unique form of portraiture. This exhibition will also mark the grand opening of the gallery’s second location in Bogotá, Colombia.

    The Miaz Brothers offer a profound new take on conventional portrait painting. The Italian siblings work in tandem using layers of aerosol paint to create ghost-like canvases that are antithetical to the classical portrayal of the lone figure. The Antimatter Series, as their body of work is known, has incorporated a diverse range of subjects. The two installments of the series exhibited in Timeless are both haunting and ethereal representations of familiar faces, the first being the “Masters” series that utilizes figures from the Renaissance and other old world paintings. The second set is the latest by the artists – the “Friends” series – which includes more contemporary subjects.

    In the “Friends” series the artists have transitioned to a monochromatic tonal palette, which pays homage to traditional black and white photography. However in contrast to photographic portraits, the Miaz Brothers venture to render an unsharpened image, a mere suggestion of the sitter’s form. As for the “Masters” series, the artists apply the same blurred technique with muted tones of blue, green, and brown to create dark extrapolations of Renaissance portrait paintings.

    The brothers employ contextual titles as well as subtle changes in color and form to explore notions of perception rather than representation. The paintings are made up of a fragile haze of aerosol paint, layered to create only ideas of any human likeness and setting. By making such evasive portraits without portraying a real representation, the artists present the viewer with an exercise in memory and subjective understanding. The Miaz Brothers create paintings that defy epochs and activate the present viewer, allowing the audience to contemplate, as the artists suggest, “the transitory nature of existence”.

     

    Opening reception with the Artists Thursday, Nov 5th from 7-10pm. The show will be on view at the gallery’s second location through November 28th.

    Castanier Gallery | Bogota

    Cra 23 No. 76-56 Bogotá, Colombia

  • My Sonic Youth: The Album

    In My Sonic Youth, Stuart Semple uses painting, sculpture, and installation to explore social concepts in addition to dissecting the psychological evolution of youth culture over the course of several decades. The artist illustrates how spaces, communication, and music have changed drastically, forcing a generation of young people into a new kind of isolation. Heavily inspired by the music of his own youth, Semple uses references from music and art history to construct a fluid visual narrative, which tells the tale of a radical social and emotional shift among youth culture.

    In addition to the work having a musically historical thread the exhibition is also accompanied with a limited edition vinyl record, which includes a custom soundtrack featuring collaborations with BLACK MOSES, OFFICERS, KARIMA FRANCIS, SAM FORREST (nine black alps), MAXIM (prodigy), ED LAURIE, PAUL FRYER, CHARLOTTE CHURCH, DOUG TIELL, and IAN PICKERING (sneaker pimps). The album is an edition of 250 which includes a 12″ gatefold vinyl with a  bonus 7″ vinyl, a signed and numbered screenprint, and an exclusive super high-def digital audio download link.

    The vinyl was compiled & curated by: OFFICERS at the Bullfighter Dorm

    Mastered by: James Barton

    A&R: Emily Mann

    All artwork: Stuart Semple

    Proceeds will go to support of CALM (campaign against living miserably). My Sonic Youth is available for pre-order for delivery on or before 12th December. Contact the gallery for details. 

  • DANDO PAPAYA, A Group Exhibition

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to announce the second location in Bogotá Colombia  is officially opened. The gallery celebrated the newest location with a group exhibition, DANDO PAPAYA.  The inaugural exhibition includes the works of Ludo, JonOneREROSpeedy GraphitoFidia FalaschettiTilt and Mark Jenkins. A sincere thank you to the San Felipe Arts District and Bogotá community for making the first opening reception such a success. The group exhibition will be on view October 2-31. 

    Contact the gallery for a full catalog of available work.

    NEW BOGOTÁ LOCATION: San Felipe Arts District Cra 23 No. 76-56 Bogota, Colombia.

     

     

     

  • Mark Jenkins in the News

    Fabien Castanier Gallery would like to thank Bizarre Beyond Belief and We Heart for additional features on Mark Jenkins Still Life. In Still Life Jenkins presents an all-new body of work created here in Los Angeles. The collection features an evocative series of site- specific installations, including three-dimensional canvases, incorporated taxidermy, a human birdhouse and anthropomorphic stringed instruments. Akin to traditional notions of the “still life,” his sculptures capture moments that conjure their own realities, presenting tableaus that challenge one’s sense of what is real and what is not. Jenkins constructs his people, animals, children – entities commonly filled with life – into inanimate objects, frozen in bizarre postures and scenarios. By creating these unconventional situations, he re-contextualizes commonplace ideas or things and inserts them into a new landscape in which the viewer plays an integral part. 

    The show has been extended through October 17th.

    To read the full features see the links below:

    Bizarre Beyond Belief Magazine- Mark Jenkins- “Still Life”

    We Heart- Mark Jenkins, Still Life at Fabien Castanier Gallery 

  • Stuart Semple, MY SONIC YOUTH

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to present My Sonic Youth, the LA debut for one of the UK’s most significant post YBA artists, Stuart Semple. Semple will take over Fabien Castanier Gallery in Culver City this October with a series of new controversial artworks.

    Following a traumatic near death experience as a teenager studying fine art in the English countryside, Semple has gone on to exhibit in over 15 solo exhibitions internationally in China, Italy, London and NYC. He is best known for his paintings, which present an emotive and sociological perspective on mass culture. In My Sonic Youth, Semple uses painting, sculpture, and installation to explore social concepts in addition to dissecting the psychological evolution of youth culture over the course of several decades. The artist illustrates how spaces, communication, and music have changed drastically, forcing a generation of young people into a new kind of isolation. Heavily inspired by the music of his own youth, Semple uses references from music and art history to construct a fluid visual narrative, which tells the tale of a radical social and emotional shift among youth culture.

    This densely woven chronicle of generational displacement takes form in My Sonic Youth through several large-scale paintings, 3d stereogram prints, large format wallpapers, fun house distortion mirrors, large collage works on paper and sculptures. The exhibition will also be accompanied with a limited edition vinyl record, which will include a custom soundtrack featuring collaborations with several musicians. Proceeds from the vinyl sales will go to charity.

    “In the tangled web of the anti-social Internet we are all responsible for ‘brand me’… All our friends are beautiful, all their lives are perfect and if we don’t project the same we are worthless. Ironically with this ability to self-direct a fluid and fluctuating image comes a catastrophic resignation of true self-control. The more loved the distorted public persona becomes the more lonely and empty our private reality becomes. In the process of losing our self, we sacrificed our physical connections, exchanging them for a manipulated distorted digital link to other fictions.” –Stuart Semple 

    The opening reception with the artist will take place on Saturday October 24th from 6:00 -9:00 pm. Contact the gallery for more info.