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  • JonOne Solo Exhibition : West Side Stories, Opens June 7th

    Fabien Castanier Gallery announces today that “West Side Stories,” solo exhibition by JonOne, will open June 7 and run until July 12. This will be the second solo exhibition for the internationally acclaimed artist at the gallery, celebrating his return to the West Coast. “West Side Stories” also marks the occasion of the second exhibition since Fabien Castanier Gallery’s relocation to Culver City.
    JonOne is the quintessential urban contemporary artist. One who has broken the boundaries of his genre and has successfully re-imagined his roots as a street artist with paintings that place him at the very forefront of the movement. For the past 25 years, JonOne has developed an impressive body of work built on the foundation of his youth in New York during the 1980s. Unable to contain his drive for artistic expression, he was quickly drawn to Paris, where he found the freedom and inspiration to create his most notable works and establish a burgeoning artistic career.
    Reminiscent of Jackson Pollock or Jean Dubuffet, JonOne’s unique form of abstract expressionism seeks to redefine the limits of the street artist’s calligraphy. For his return to Los Angeles, he brings paintings that display his signature mastery of color composition and unparalleled energy. The work for “West Side Stories” represents JonOne at his most daring, as he explores once again the ineffable spirit of the West Coast.
    Since his first solo exhibition in L.A., “A Beautiful Madness,” in November 2012, which garnered international attention from the public and from top collectors, JonOne has quickly risen as a key figure in urban contemporary art. His global acclaim has only increased as his roots in New York, Paris, and now Los Angeles have brought him expanding interest on the international and national art market. From Paris to Shanghai, Casablanca to Hong-Kong, JonOne continues to make his mark on the cultural landscape.
    The artist will be in Los Angeles for three weeks prior to the opening of the exhibition. For press inquiries, interviews, and additional requests, please contact the gallery.

    WEST SIDE STORIES : Solo Exhibition by JonOne
    June 7 – July 12, 2014
    Opening Reception :: Saturday, July 7th 6-10pm

  • IN SITU: Group Exhibition

    This premier exhibition will highlight the new work of American sculptor Mark Jenkins and Chinese photographer Liu Bolin, two internationally acclaimed artists who explore the ways in which the individual must carve out an identity in the urban landscape.

    “IN SITU” will also feature work by Speedy Graphito, RERO, and JonOne. This will be the first exhibition since Fabien Castanier Gallery’s relocation to Culver City and will inaugurate the gallery’s new space in the city’s thriving arts district.

    Mark Jenkins is a sculptor and installation artist who’s invented his own technique of casting objects using packing tape and plastic wrap. With it he has created a range of characters from clear ducks, dogs and babies to clothed hyper-realistic anthropomorphic beings molded from his own body. He describes his work as “absurdist” and with the idea “to create situations that turn the world into a stage.”

    Liu Bolin was born in China’s Shandong province in 1973, belonging to the generation that came of age in the early 1990s, when China emerged from the rubble of the Cultural Revolution and was beginning to enjoy rapid economic growth and relative political stability. Also known as “The Invisible Man,” Liu Bolin’s most popular works are from his “Hiding in the City” series; photographic pieces that began as performance art in 2005.

    IN SITU
    May 10-31, 2014
    OPENING RECEPTION | SATURDAY, MAY 10TH 7-10PM

  • SCOPE NY 2014, March 6-9

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to present work by contemporary artists Speedy Graphito, Mark Jenkins and RERO at this year’s SCOPE New York art fair, March 6-9, 2014. The VIP Opening will take place Thursday, March 6.

    With over 64 art shows spanning more than a decade, SCOPE has solidified its position as the premier showcase for international emerging contemporary art and multi-disciplinary creative programming. SCOPE’s extesnive reach enables an unrivaled opportunity for networking with art patrons, creative professionals and a culturally relevant public audience. Renowned for presenting the most innovative galleries, artists and curators, SCOPE Art Shows in Miami, Basel, New York, London and the Hamptons have garnered extensive critical acclaim, with sales of over $700 million and attendance of over 900,000 visitors.

    SCOPE NY runs March 6-9, 2014
    Skylight at Moynihan Station
    New York City Main Post Office
    312 West 33rd Street
    New York, NY 10001
    Fabien Castanier Gallery Booth A05

    For more information on SCOPE, visit their website, www.scope-art.com.

  • HYPNOTIC: Speedy Graphito Pop-Up Show in Miami

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce HYPNOTIC, a pop-up exhibition in Miami by renowned contemporary urban artist Speedy Graphito, February 14 – 18. The exhibition is co-organized by FAAM, Fine Art Auctions Miami, the leading fine art auction house in Florida since 2011. This exhibition is part of a series of events organized in conjunction with FAAM’s major Street Art auction on February 18. HYPNOTIC is also being presented in partnership with SANDOW, which builds innovative, design-driven brands and businesses across luxury, design and beauty. The host of this exhibition, SANDOW’s Chairman and CEO Adam I. Sandow, has long supported the contemporary art and design communities and has been instrumental in helping to introduce Speedy Graphito’s work in the United States.

    HYPNOTIC will feature all new work by Speedy Graphito, works that explore the transformation of images we see in the media and popular culture. The artist has created paintings, sculptures, video installations and more for this exhibition and will perform live during HYPNOTIC’s opening reception. Parallel to HYPNOTIC, Speedy Graphito will be featured at the Art Wynwood art fair on Fabien Castanier Gallery’s booth, Booth #B30. In addition, he will perform live during the VIP opening night of the art fair, February 13th.

    HYPNOTIC :  Pop-Up Exhibition by Speedy Graphito
    On View February 14-18
    L.M.N.T. Midtown
    59 NW 36th Street
    Miami, FL 33127
    Cocktail Reception | Saturday Feb 15, 8-11pm
    Please RSVP to : rsvp@castaniergallery.com

    Speedy Graphito will be working in Miami for one month prior to the opening of the pop-up exhibition. For any press inquiries for the artist or additional questions/comments, please contact Claire Lem : claire@castaniergallery.com.

  • Art Wynwood 2014 | Feb 13-17

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to present new work by Speedy Graphito, JonOne, Mark Jenkins and Tilt at the 2014 Art Wynwood art fair, February 13-17, with the VIP Preview on February 13. Speedy Graphito, JonOne and Mark Jenkins will be present at the fair.

    In addition, during the VIP opening reception on Feb 13, Speedy Graphito will do a live painting performance. He will create a large mural, 8 x 12 feet, entitled “Escape.”

    Art Wynwood 2014 will feature 70 international galleries presenting emerging, cutting edge, contemporary and modern works and will have its own distinct identity and design. A unique feature is the highlight of street art, murals, pop surrealism and other genres from the contemporary underground movement. Art Wynwood is perfectly positioned to further the growing worldwide recognition of this movement by providing the enthusiast and seasoned art world traveler alike a distinctive opportunity to explore, learn and collect one of the most significant art movements of our time.

    Art Wynwood 2014 will coincide with the 26th edition of the prestigious Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach (based less than five miles from the Art Miami Pavilion), which transforms Collins Avenue into a multimillion-dollar presentation of yachts and super-yachts. The Boat Show is known to attract qualified buyers from all over the U.S. and around the globe, including France, Brazil, China, Colombia, Russia, Argentina, Mexico, Italy and Sweden.

    Art Wynwood runs February 13-17, 2014
    The Art Wynwood Pavilion
    Midtown Miami | Wynwood
    3101 NE 1st Avenue
    Miami, FL 33137
    Fabien Castanier Gallery Booth #B30

    We will have complimentary general admission tickets, please contact us for more info.

    For more information on Art Wynwood, visit their website http://www.artwynwood.com/

  • 2013 CONTEXT | Art Miami, Dec 3-8

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to present new work by contemporary artists Speedy Graphito, JonOne, RERO and Mark Jenkins at the 2nd annual CONTEXT Art Miami fair from December 3-8, 2013, with the VIP Preview on Dec 3rd. This will be the first time JonOne and Mark Jenkins will be exhibited at Miami Art Week and they will both be present at the fair.

    In addition, the gallery will showcase a selection of historic graffiti works from the 1980s, considered one of the most important eras of the movement. The gallery will present pieces from three influential graffiti artists, Futura 2000, Dondi White, and Rammellzee. The works exhibited will be some of their signature pieces, quintessential artistic statements that would be the driving force of graffiti art from that decade and beyond.

    Special Projects: CHECK OUT
    In partnership with LaRete Art Projects for the CHECK OUT special exhibition, Fabien Castanier Gallery will present an installation by Mark Jenkins. Known for his provocative site specific work, Jenkins will create a piece entitled “High Noon.”

    Click here to download the gallery’s press release.

    CONTEXT – the sister fair to Art Miami, now in its 24th year as the longest-running art fair in Miami – is committed to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career artists. Providing the ultimate platform for established and emerging galleries to present cutting-edge works, CONTEXT creates a meaningful dialogue between artists, galleries and collectors. In its second year, sixty-five international galleries, vetted by a selection committee of contemporary art professionals, will exhibit highlights from their gallery programs, solo artist exhibitions and curated projects. From December 3rd to 8th, 2013, CONTEXT will take place in a freestanding 45,000-square-foot pavilion directly adjacent to the Art Miami pavilion; the two fairs will be joined by an outdoor café, lounge and curated open-air art exhibition.

    CONTEXT | Art Miami runs December 3 – 8, 2013
    The CONTEXT Art Miami Pavilion
    Midtown, Wynwood Arts District
    3201 NE 1st Avenue
    Miami, FL 33137
    Fabien Castanier Gallery Booth #E45

    For a complimentary general admission ticket for two, click here and follow the instructions.

    For more information on Art Miami, visit their website www.contextartmiami.com.

  • Artworks for the Cure: Oct 11-13

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to announce our support of ARTWORKS FOR THE CURE, an eclectic and offbeat show that will take place at the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport from Friday, October 11 to Sunday, October 13. At this event, the gallery will auction off works by Speedy Graphito, JonOne, Tilt, and Charlie Anderson.

    Over 150 contemporary artists are represented, painters, sculptors, photographers and mixed media artists from all over the globe. A number of the artists from MOCA’s ART IN THE STREETS show will be represented, including Shepard Fairey, Mister Cartoon, RISK, Estevan Oriol and Todd James. There will also be an exhibit focusing on the graffiti that was on both sides of the Berlin Wall and, maybe best of all, you will have a chance to try your hand at tagging street art.

    The benefitting charity, the T.J. Martell Foundation, originated in the music industry, and there is definite musical influences in some of the work, including a superb collection of rock photography and the visual art of many music artists including Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp, Edward O’Brien (Radiohead), Brandon Boyd (Incubus), both John and Julian Lennon and Yoko Ono, Leonard Cohen, Grace Slick and Janis Joplin.

    There will be at least 50 artists, present on opening night, Friday, October 11th, for the VIP MEET THE ARTISTS RECEPTION. LA CONFIDENTIAL is the Media sponsor. You can get the first look at the art, plus there will be a Red Carpet, live music, wine, beer and hors d’ oeuvres by the owners of Crustacean and Tiato Restaurants.
    We are able to offer our friends a $25 discount on the $75 Friday ticket if you buy in advance by visiting: www.2013artworks.org, and using the promo code AGY. Friday tickets are good for free re-admission Sunday.

    Saturday night is a dinner for the Foundation’s Honorees and guests and Sunday afternoon the show continues with art, music, wine, beer, gourmet food trucks and $25 tickets. Tickets for both are available at: www.2013artworks.org.

    The T.J. Martell Foundation, 501(c)3 with a 3-star Charity Navigator rating, has raised over $250 million for early stage, “angel” research into cancer and leukemia at twelve leading research hospitals across the country. Over $27 million has been granted to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for its pediatric cancer research.

    Click here to download the full event flyer.

  • Metallic Tissue: exhibition by RISK, Nov 2 – Dec 15

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce, “Metallic Tissue”, an exhibition featuring new work by Kelly “RISK” Graval, which will open on November 2 and run through December 15. This exhibition will be curated by graffiti historian, Roger Gastman.

    Graffiti writers have always managed to leave their mark, literally on the urban landscape and perhaps more profoundly on the subsequent generation of artists that follow them. And in Los Angeles, no other artist has had such a major impact on the evolution of graffiti than RISK. This historic exhibition signifies RISK’s imprint on society – tracing his influence on Southern California as well as on the worldwide stage.

    With a career spanning 30 years, RISK has solidified his place in the history books as a world renowned graffiti legend. He has come a long way since he pioneered the painting of freeway overpasses, signs and billboards, dubbed “heavens.” Although RISK loves aerosol art, he sees it as merely just one genre in his life’s work. He has transformed from a street artist to a rising star in the contemproary art world.

    For “Metallic Tissue,” the artist will explore his versatility with various mediums and styles. For the past few years he has been painting large outdoor murals in a series called “Beautifully Destroyed,” with pieces that present color fields rather than lettering or imagery. Working with these aesthetics, he pushes the boundaries of traditional graffiti, deconstructing letters into abstract forms. While the majority of his recent work graces the walls of cities around the world, RISK sees the gallery space as a venue with no limits.

    Metallic Tissue | Nov 2 – Dec 15
    Opening Reception | Saturday Nov 2nd, 7-10pm

  • PARALLELS: L’Atlas + Thomas Canto, Sept 21 – Oct 20

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce our next exhibition, PARALLELS, featuring new work by L’Atlas and Thomas Canto. The show will open September 21 and run until October 20.

    This exhibition brings together two French artists whose aesthetics draw from their mastery of geometry in space. Both L’Atlas and Canto have developed a keen sense of spatial awareness through street art, and have taken their inspirations to transcendent levels. The artists examine the intersection between abstraction and precise patterning, expressing their ideas with geometric forms through paintings and installations for their first exhibition in Los Angeles.

    Opening Reception with the Artists | Saturday, Sept. 21 7-10pm

  • HPM Project Launch :: Sat. June 29th

    Fabien Castanier today announced the launch of HPM Project, a unique destination for hand-painted multiples from today’s most important and influential urban contemporary artists. To celebrate the launch of HPM-Project.com, Fabien Castanier has partnered with CARTWHEEL for a kick-off event, Saturday June 29th.
    HPM Project is an on-going collaboration and artistic venture that brings together an un-paralleled collection of limited editions from the world’s foremost urban artists. For each project, the artist creates a very limited edition set of pieces, only eight for each series. These HPM are produced exclusively for HPM Project and cannot be found anywhere else.
    Every HPM begins with high quality Khadi 640g paper, handmade in India. Because every sheet of paper is produced one at a time, the individual pieces have their own unique character. The artist then hand-paints each screen print to create the limited editions. The quality and rarity of these pieces makes the HPM Project collection an ideal place to find the most iconic imagery from some of the best urban artists.

    The launch party will be held from 6-9pm at
    The Daily Dose
    1820 Industrial Street #103
    Los Angeles, CA 90021
    in the Downtown L.A. Arts District

    About Cartwheel
    CARTWHEEL is an informational, forward-thinking art venture that provides consulting services for corporate and individual clients, along with connecting artists, galleries, collectors, and enthusiasts through projects, events; and a magazine-style website that covers current, contemporary, and emerging art.

  • Art Southampton 2013: July 25-29

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce our participation in this year’s Art Southampton fair in New York. Our gallery’s booth will feature new work by JonOne, RERO and Speedy Graphito.

    Art Southampton, presented by Art Miami, is the premiere international contemporary and modern art fair taking place in the Hamptons at the peak of its season, July 25 though 29. The fair features a carefully selected group of 85 international art galleries with a strong focus on works from the 20th and 21st centuries.

    Fabien Castanier Gallery, Booth #A51
    Art Southampton Pavilion | Southampton Elks Lodge
    605 County Road 39
    Southampton, NY 11968

    For more information on Art Southampton 2013, visit their Official Website.

    Our gallery has a number of complimentary general admission tickets to Art Southampton. Please contact us if you’d like to receive one. Or you can download an e-vite, good for two people, here.

  • NEWWORLDS: solo exhibition by Speedy Graphito, May 11 – June 8

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is very excited to announce NEWWORLDS, the second solo exhibition at the gallery by renowned contemporary urban artist Speedy Graphito, May 11 – June 8, 2013.

    Always at the forefront of the cultural landscape, Speedy will present all new work that explores the mutation and perception of the image. In the age of digital over-consumption, myriad channels of communication have transformed the planet into a formidable distribution network, invading the world and our everyday lives on an intimate level.
    While the confusion sets in between the physical and virtual realities, one must find a place in these new worlds…

    The Opening Reception with the artist will be held Saturday, May 11th from 7-10pm.
    An online catalog of the exhibition will be available, please contact the gallery for more information.

  • Between the Lines: Alex Kizu, Mist and Smash137 | March 30 – April 28

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is very excited to announce our next show, Between the Lines, March 30 – April 28, 2013. This exhibition will feature new work by Alex Kizu (aka Defer), Mist and Smash137.
    Three artists, originating from three different countries, will exhibit work that reflects the continuing evolution of graffiti artists around the world. Each finds inspiration in the letter, transforming their individual typographical mastery into complex work that bridges their graffiti roots with contemporary abstraction.

    The Opening Reception with the artists will be held Saturday, March 30th from 7-10pm.
    An online catalog of the exhibition will be available on March 30th, please contact the gallery for more information.

  • Scope NY 2013: March 6-10

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce our participation in this year’s Scope art fair in New York. Scope will take place March 6-10.

    Widely regarded for its influential voice in the emerging art market, Scope New York 2013 will feature 55 international galleries alongside 20 Breeder Program galleries, selected by curatorial panel. Hailing from four continents and eighteen countries, Scope exhibitors represent the best and brightest contemporary work from emerging and mid-career artists.
    Scope’s extensive reach enables an unrivaled opportunity for networking with art patrons, creative professionals and a culturally relevant public audience. Renowned for presenting the most innovative galleries, artists and curators, Scope Art Shows in Miami, Basel, New York, London and the Hamptons have garnered critical acclaim, with sales of over $300 million and attendance of over 500,000 visitors.

    Scope Pavilion
    Skylight at Moynihan Station
    New York City Main Post Office
    312 West 33rd Street
    New York, NY 10001

    For more information on the Scope NY 2013 fair, Click Here.

  • SEEN solo exhibition, [UN]SEEN, Feb 23 – March 24

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is very excited to announce our next show, [UN]SEEN, solo exhibition by SEEN, February 23 – March 24.
    Opening Reception with the artist, Feb 23rd 7-10pm.

    Often referred to as the “Godfather of Graffiti,” originating from New York, SEEN is one of the most respected and established graffiti artists.
    It has been 8 years since SEEN’s last solo exhibition on U.S. soil, and [UN]SEEN will mark the return of the legendary artist to America since moving to Europe in 2007. For this show, the artist will exhibit never-before-shown abstract paintings created in Paris from 2007-2012.

    For more information on this exhibition, Click Here.

    Click to read Fabien Castanier’s exclusive interview with SEEN, January 2013.

  • Art Wynwood 2013, Feb 14-18

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce our participation in this year’s Art Wynwood fair in Miami, FL. Art Wynwood will take place President’s Day Weekend, February 14-18.

    Art Wynwood 2013 will feature 70 international galleries featuring emerging, cutting edge, contemporary and modern works and will have its own distinct identity and design. A unique feature will be the highlight of street art, murals, pop surrealism and other genres from the Lowbrow movement. Art Wynwood is perfectly positioned to further the growing world-wide recognition of this movement by providing the enthusiast and seasoned art world traveler alike a distinctive opportunity to explore, learn and collect what is fast becoming the most significant art movement of our times.

    The Art Miami Pavilion
    Midtown Miami | Wynwood
    3101 NE 1st Avenue
    Miami, FL 33137

    For more information on Art Wynwood 2013, visit their Official Website.

  • 2013 LA Art Show, Jan 23-27

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce our participation in the 2013 Los Angeles Art Show, January 23-27. See new work by Charlie Anderson, JonOne, SEEN, Speedy Graphito, RERO, and Tilt.

    Visit our Booth #830 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall.

    Visit our Artists page to see more from these artists.
    Follow Us on Facebook to see the latest updates.

  • Tilt Solo Exhibition | All You Can Eat Jan 19 – Feb 17

    January 19 – February 17, 2013
    Opening Reception | Saturday, Janurary 19th 7-10pm

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to present the first show of the New Year, All You Can Eat, solo exhibition by Tilt. Recognized internationally as a traditionally graffiti artist, Tilt began as a youth on the streets and train cars of Toulouse, France. Developing his love for graffiti in the 1980s, he perfected his artistic practice to reflect his growing love of this mode of expression. A self-declared “graffiti fetishist,” Tilt has traveled the globe to spread his vision.

    For more information on Tilt’s exhibition, Click Here.

  • CONTEXT | Art Miami, Dec 4-9

    Fabien Castanier Gallery, Booth #D62

    For the 2012 CONTEXT | Art Miami fair, Fabien Castanier Gallery will present never-before-seen work by Speedy Graphito and RERO.

    In addition, the gallery has produced a limited edition catalog for each artist, detailing the work that will be exhibited at CONTEXT. This catalog will be available at the gallery’s booth, D62. An online version will be available, beginning Dec. 4th.

    CONTEXT Art Miami, Miami’s newest international emerging and cutting-edge art fair will launch with a VIP Private Preview on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, benefiting the Miami Art Museum, coinciding with the 23rd edition of Art Miami. CONTEXT will feature a curated group of 65 international galleries representing exceptional emerging and mid-career cutting-edge artists, including solo artist installations, immersive environments, curated projects and multimedia exhibits.

    CONTEXT | Art Miami runs December 4 – 9, 2012
    The CONTEXT Art Miami Pavilion
    Midtown | Wynwood Arts District
    3201 NE 1st Avenue
    Miami, FL 33137
    For more information on Art Miami, visit their website http://www.contextartmiami.com

    Follow us on Facebook to receive the latest updates about the fair and the artists’ live performances and installations.
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  • JonOne Solo Exhibition: A Beautiful Madness

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to present A Beautiful Madness, the first solo exhibition in the USA by JonOne. Though raised in New York, JonOne has lived in Paris since the mid 1980s where he has established himself as an artist, building his career that has spanned over 20 years.

    From the inception of his career as an artist, tagging on the streets of Harlem in the 1980s, JonOne has always emphasized a painterly approach, bringing brushes instead of spray cans to tag subway trains. Drawing from the energy and freedom of painting in an urban landscape, he translates his roots as a graffiti artist to present paintings that are a completely unique form of abstract expressionism. Akin to Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, JonOne’s pieces exhibit a enormous sense of movement and color. His compositions combine freestyle, hand-painted aesthetics with a sense of repetition, layering precise strokes and vibrant color for a uniquely balanced yet dynamic visual experience.

    Please join the artist as we celebrate the Opening Reception on Saturday, November 3rd, 7-10pm. There will be a Special Preview Thursday, November 1st from 7-9pm.

    JonOne will be in Los Angeles prior to the Opening Reception. To schedule an interview or for other press inquiries please contact the gallery.

  • Just Announced: CONTEXT Art Miami Fair 2012

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce that our gallery will participate at the CONTEXT Art Miami fair, from December 4-9.
    CONTEXT brings together trend-setting galleries from around the world and is the newest cutting-edge, contemporary art fair at Miami’s Art Week.

    Fabien Castanier Gallery will show new work by Speedy Graphito and RERO.

    For more information about CONTEXT Art Miami fair, Click Here.

  • RERO’s Los Angeles Intervention

    For RERO’s first solo exhibition in the United States, the artist has created his signature interventions.
    “I HTAE GARFITI” is located overlooking the 101 freeway at the Barham exit in the Hollywood Hills.

  • RERO: IMAGE NOT AVAILABLE, Sept.8-Oct.7

    Opening Reception | Saturday, September 8th, 7-10pm
    Special Preview | Thursday, September 6th, 7-9pm
    September 8 – October 7, 2012

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to present IMAGE NOT AVAILABLE, the first solo exhibition in the USA by French conceptual artist Rero.

    For the past 3 years, Rero has established his work through his innovative approach to street art. Though introduced to the street through graffiti, working for a time under the name Aurer, he eventually felt limited by a spray can. He then began exploring imagery through the use of typography, while retaining the same values of graffiti.

    With his distinctive visual style, Rero often inhabits disused and dilapidated spaces to explore the concept of “negation of the image,” presenting minimalist statements that combat our modern overdose on images and messages. He achieves this through the use of words and phrases with a stark black line crossing them out. Rero’s site-specific works enter the gallery space as installations that maintain a sense of destruction. His works on canvas emulate the abandoned walls where he often intervenes.

    Rero was born in 1983 and studed graphic design at the London College of Communication. He has shown his work in numerous exhibitions and art fairs across Europe. He lives and works in Paris.

  • FREESTYLE: Group Show June 30-Sept. 2

    From June 30 – September 2, Fabien Castanier Gallery presents FREESTYLE, a group exhibition featuring a diverse range of original works, as well as silkscreen prints and photography.

    Visit the gallery to see some returning favorites from previous shows and some new additions to our collection. The show will feature works by various artists including:

    Mambo
    Zevs
    Saber
    Gajin Fujita
    Shepard Fairey
    Chaz Borjorquez
    Gigi Bio
    Karen Bystedt
    Tilt
    Jonone
    Charlie Anderson
    Nasty
    Guillaume Zuili
    Rimi Yang
    Speedy Graphito

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  • Print Sale to Benefit Inner-City Arts

    In honor of FRENCH INVASION, JonOne, Speedy Graphito, Tilt, Rero & Nasty have produced a limited edition collaborative silkscreen print to raise funds for Inner-City Arts.

    “Inner-City Arts, widely regarded as one of the nation’s most effective arts education providers, is an oasis of learning, achievement and creativity in the heart of Skid Row, and a vital partner in the work of creating a safer, healthier
    Los Angeles.
    Providing access to the arts and the endless possibilities they offer, Inner-City Arts is an investment in the youth of Los Angeles. Creating a bridge between the studio and the classroom, Inner-City Arts’ unique approach to arts education measurably improves academic and personal outcomes for children and youth, including those students with Limited English Proficiency who are at risk of academic failure.”
    -From the Inner-City Arts website

    Each print will be $45 and will go on sale May 12 at 11am, one per person. Prints purchased on May 12th will be signed by Speedy Graphito, Tilt & JonOne. Those who live overseas can call the gallery when the prints go on sale to reserve a copy. All overseas shipping will be a flat $10 fee.

    FRENCH INVASION opens Saturday, May 12th, 7-10pm

  • FRENCH INVASION! May 12-June 24

    Fabien Castanier Gallery will exhibit, for the first time in Los Angeles, five of the top street/graffiti artists from France in FRENCH INVASION, May 12 – June 24, 2012. The exhibition will feature JonOne, Nasty, Rero, Speedy Graphito and Tilt. The show will present an extensive range of new work by these artists, including paintings, installations, silkscreens and sculpture. Speedy Graphito, JonOne and Tilt will be present at the Opening Reception on Saturday, May 12th.