Fifty24SF is proud to host “Character Assassination” – a solo exhibition by David Choe.

One of the most diverse and prolific living artists, David Choe combines his interest in American and Asian pop culture, graphic novels, and cityscapes to produce some of the most dynamic work seen today.

His often lewd expressions of the female form, considered offensive to some, is, in all actuality, the most raw and honest appreciation of the male/female sexual interaction. Erratic brushwork and wild compositions convey a superficial sense of anarchy and abandon while the delicate and exotic portraits betray the implied chaos, revealing a passionate love of women.

In Dave’s work, discordance and serenity exist in impossible harmony as proof to the truest constitution of life. His paintings are testament to the fact that the gritty and the perceived offensive are necessary constituents of raw beauty.

David’s disinterest in social conformity and lack of need for social approval allows him to exist in a realm of indulgence, allowing his creativity to abound unfettered. Whether he be painting murals, paintings, or quick street commentary, that raw honesty is the element that drives his work deep into the psyche of the viewer.  Truths that we as an audience are not always brave enough to admit, even to ourselves, fuels the mastery behind the work.  A subliminal stirring of still waters, his paintings are thought provoking and engaging in a way that cannot always be justified as simply, aesthetically pleasing.

A seasoned globetrotter, David Choe’s murals cover walls from his native Los Angeles to Vietnam. His intricate brush strokes and characters translate well to consumer products and he has worked with Marvel Comics, Levis and Nike. His art, photos, and writing have been featured in Giant Robot, Hustler and Vice Magazine. David Choe has also self-published comic/journals: Bruised Fruit, Cursiv and Slow Jams. Most recently, he was featured in the documentary about his work “Dirty Hands.”

We cordially invite you to join us for the Opening Reception of

David Choe’s

“Character Assassination”

Friday, February 5th, 2010

7-10pm

248 Fillmore St, SF, Ca, 94117

******************************************************************************************
Upcoming Shows at FIFTY24SF Gallery:
April: Jason Jagel

FIFTY24SF Gallery Contact Information:
Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Saturday from 12–6 P.M. and by appointment
Address:          248 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Contact:           Lynzy Blair / Phone: (415) 252-9144 / Email: Lynzy@UpperPlayground.com

Advertisements