Exhibition at Flower-Pepper gallery
The Season Of Spring is a collective art exhibition presented at Flower-Pepper gallery in Los Angeles, CA.
In February 2014 I presented two new handmade drawing for a collective art show at Flower-Pepper gallery.
Discover the artworks and the story behind my solo exhibition.
What is The Season Of Spring?
The Season Of Spring is the name of a group art show curated by the world’s most adorable art critic, Daniel Rolnik.
Last year, art critic Daniel Rolnik wrote down a list of artists he admires. The co-founder of Intellectual Property Prints then contacted me to let me know that I was part of his “dream team”. I was happy to join what became an exciting art show presented at Flower Pepper Gallery in Pasadena, California.
Here is what Daniel has to say about this art project:
“I believe there is a wonderful connection between a work of art and the artist that created it. So, I have travelled the globe to put together this all-star group of artists with positive attitudes, happy hearts, and beautiful images that I can’t wait for you to see! YAY!!!”
“春”, the Chinese symbol of Spring was the logo of the collective exhibition presented from March 1st to April 4th 2014. Artists such as Michael C. Hsiung, Ellen Stagg or Erik Flores were among the other artists in the Season Of Spring art show.
Working process behind the art show.
Learn how I created my artwork for The Season Of Spring exhibition.
- Daniel sent me two sheets of 8″x10″ art paper to make original pieces on.
- I drew two original artworks on the pieces of paper.
- The gallery displayed the art pieces in clear plastic bags.
- I included one of my limited-edition screen print poster as a special bonus.
What did I draw for the collective exhibition?
Read this little back story about the original drawings I did for the exhibition.
The drawing with the character is a part of La Société Des Griffeurs series.
La Société Des Griffeurs is an ongoing project in which I told the story of a group of suburban kids who go live deep in the jungle of Borneo.
The title of this artwork is Jangal Thag. Both the words Jangal and Thag come from Sanskrit language. The meaning in Sanskrit was similar to the one in modern English. I find it quite amazing that the spelling hasn’t changed much while traveling history and continents.
You can see other examples of La Société Des Griffeurs story in my solo exhibition in Paris in 2012.
The second drawings is a letter work that reads Chiale Bébé, which is French for Cry Baby.
The handmade font work is both a veiled reference to the 90’s movie with Johnny Depp and a personal message to a fellow artist.
Why did I use cheap ballpoint pens?
Read this funny story about why I chose to use the cheapest ballpoint pens to create the original drawings.
Some times before I started my drawings I had a talk with a fellow artist.
She explained me how important it is to have the perfect tools to create artworks. She told me that she was spending most of her money on buying expensive pens and brushes.
This artist wouldn’t create any new piece unless she had the most expensive brushes or pens.
I come from a modest social background. I now live in Indonesia where I have to create with what is available around me. So I totally disagree with what this artist said and thought that this exhibition would be a good opportunity to prove my point.
On the next day I went to the local mini mart to grab the cheapest ballpoint pen. The price tag was about 0,30 USD.
I hope that you will enjoy the result.
The opening night of The Season Of Spring was a big hit with tons of art enthusiasts coming to Flower-Pepper gallery.
Did you enjoy the drawings I did for The Season Of Spring show? You should check the artworks I did for my solo exhibition in Barcelona.