Black Book Gallery


Gallery
304 Elati St
Denver, Colorado 80223
United States
T  303-941-2458
info@blackbookgallery.com
www.BlackBookGallery.com

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Website :http://www.blackbookgallery.com


ABOUT

  • Will Suitts   Owner/Manager
  • Tom Horne   Owner/Directer


Exhibiting Artists

  • Hari & Deepti  (+)

    Biography : Hari Panicker (b.1980) is a trained graphic designer and illustrator. He was born and raised in Mumbai, India where he was the senior designer for MTV Networks India and has designed for brands like MTV India, VH1 India, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. Apart from designing for these brands, he is also an established illustrator and has designed album covers for musicians like Dualist Inquiry and has been invited to design a cover for Rolling Stone India for their annual – Art as Cover Edition. He loves to collect and customize vinyl toys, is obsessed with drawing monsters, loves to screen print and secretly aspires to be in space some day. He fell in love with paper cutting art after seeing Balinese shadow puppets and has since been experimenting with paper and light.

    Detailed Description : Hari & Deepti moved to Denver from India and carried with them a Pandora box full of stories and imagination that they bring to life through their intricate paper cut light boxes and paper clay sculptures. They have always been drawn towards the imaginative aspect of story telling. Stories have so many shades and depth in them, and paper as a medium has the exact qualities to reflect and interpret them. They believe that “Paper is brutal in its simplicity as a medium. It demands the attention of the artist while it provides the softness they need to mold it in to something beautiful. It is playful, light, colorless and colorful. It is minimal and intricate. It reflects light, creates depth and illusions in a way that it takes the artist through a journey with limitless possibilities.” They started experimenting with paper cut shadow boxes in 2010 with hand painted watercolor paper which was then cut and assembled in a wooden box to create a diorama, with years of practice their art became more intricate and minimal at the same time. They started experimenting with lights and simplified their pieces by losing the colored aspect of the paper. They have since then evolved to add their own style of paper cut art incorporating back-lit light boxes using flexible LED strip lights. “What amazes us about the paper cut light boxes is the dichotomy of the piece in its lit and unlit state, the contrast is so stark that it has this mystical effect on the viewers.” They have been featured in many publications including Colossal, ArtFido, Bored Panda, Supersonic Art, Laughing Squid, My Modern Met Blog, Hi-Fructose, Juxtapoz and more.

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  • Swoon  (+)

    Detailed Description : Swoon (American, b.1977) is a notable Street artist, who has contributed to the Pop Art movement. She was born in New London, CT, and raised in Daytona Beach, FL. The artist’s real name is Caledonia Dance Curry. In 1997, Swoon moved to New York, where she obtained a BA in Fine Arts from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.

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  • Ben Eine

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  • Shepard Fairey

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  • Dan Lam

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  • SNIK

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  • David Walker  (+)

    Biography : Working in portraiture, painting freehand, using only spray paint and without the aid of brushes David has developed a signature multi-layered style. Incorporating both sophisticated and dumb mark making he creates countless scrawled lines and abstract areas that weave through clashing colours, translucent drips and decaying letterforms, the results are visually rich portraits that fuse photo realism, abstraction and graffiti art sensibilities with a raw energy that comes from the medium. His work is Exhibited in the UK and Internationally and aims to challenge preconceptions about fine art and urban art painting within the gallery confines and the public domain. Over recent years David has shown work in Berlin, Hong Kong, LA, Lisbon, London, New York and Paris amongst others and his paintings have been shown alongside the leading figures in the urban contemporary and street art movement.

    Artist's Objects:

    • David  Walker - Work In Progress

      Work In Progress

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  • Martin Whatson  (+)

    Biography : Martin is a Norwegian born and based stencil artist. While studying art and graphic design at Westerdals School of Communication, Oslo, he discovered stencils and the urban art scene. After following graffiti and its development, he started his own stencil production 10 years ago in the winter of 2004. Martin has a continuous urge to search for beauty in what is commonly dismissed as ugly, out of style or simply left behind. He looks for inspirations in people, city landscapes, old buildings, graffiti, posters and decaying walls. This interest for decay has helped develop his style, motives and composition and he enjoys creating either unity or conflict between materials, backgrounds, motives and human intervention. His artistic expression started more political, but has developed into a more subtle expression blending graffiti, stencil art and decay together. Inspired by artist like Jose Parlá and Cy Twombly. His abstract graffiti and stencils are a mix of urban scenes showing the development of a walls lifetime. He use grey tones as a basis but add’s vibrant colours to break the monochrome concrete expression and bring a splash of life to his motives. Since his artistic debut in 2004, he has had several solo shows and participated in many group exhibitions, both nationally and in international metropoles like Tokyo, Paris, London, New York and Los Angeles.

    Exhibition : Solo Exhibitions
    2015 – Old News – Galleri-A – Oslo / Norway
    2015 – About-Face – Black Book Gallery – Denver / USA
    2014 – Hide & Seek – Rex Romae – London / UK
    2014 – Nationalteateret – Nationalteateret – Oslo / Norway
    2014 – Square – Galleri-A – Oslo / Norway
    2013 – Transformed – Gallery Kawamatsu – Tokyo / Japan
    2013 – Undercover – Reed Projects Gallery – Stavanger / Norway
    2013 – The Beauty of Grey – MSA Gallery – Paris / France
    2011 – What have i done? – Black Pop Gallery – Copenhagen / Denmark 2011 – Love Tour – Gallery Kawamatsu – Tokyo / Japan
    Group Exhibitions
    2015 – Context Art Miami - Miami / USA
    2015 – Your kid can't do this – aMBUSH Gallery – Sydney / Australia
    2015 – I LOVE Kabul – Graffitiprints – Kabul / Afghanistan
    2015 – Different Strokes – Hin Bus depot – Penang / Malaysia
    2015 – 2 for 2 – Vertical Gallery – Chicago / USA
    2014 – Scope Art Fair – Black Book Gallery – Miami / USA
    2014 – ARTmageddon – Vertical Gallery – Chicago / USA
    2014 – LA Contraband 2 – Riviera 31 – Los Angeles / US
    2014 – Stencil Bastards 3 – Starkart Exhibitions – Zurich / Switzerland
    2014 – Different Strokes – Bottleneck Gallery – New York / US
    2014 – A-Laget utvalg '14 - Summer – Galleri-A – Oslo / Norway
    2014 – Scope Art Fair – Black Book Gallery – New York / US
    2014 – Scope Art Fair – C.A.V.E. Gallery – New York / US
    2013 – Juleutstilling 2013 – Galleri Bi-Z – Kristiansand / Norway
    2013 – Buy, Work, Consume, Die – Reedprojects gallery – Stavanger / Norway 2013 – A-Laget utvalg '13 - Winter – Galleri-A – Oslo / Norway
    2013 – Home sweet home – Bottleneck Gallery – New York / US
    2013 – LA contraband – Los Angeles / US
    2013 – About time – Galleri GEO – Bergen / Norway
    2013 – The dirty art – Blankspace – Oslo / Norway
    2013 – Moniker Artfair – Souled out Studios bunker – Lo

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  • Dan witz

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  • Ravi Zupa  (+)

    Biography : All of Ravi Zupa’s images are drawn and painted by his hand. He considers books the best way to experience art and has spent decades studying art from cultures and movements that span history and originate from nearly all geographical regions. Being entirely self-taught, he looks for inspiration in works by German Renaissance print makers, Flemish primitives, abstract expressionists, Japanese woodblock artists, Mughal paintings, religious iconography from Europe, Asia and Pre-Columbian Latin America, and revolutionary propaganda the world over. With a distaste for ironic art or the thoughtless appropriation of culture, he integrates seemingly unrelated images in search of something universal.

    Exhibition : Solo Shows
    Black Book Gallery, Denver, CO – March 2015 Black Book Gallery, Denver, CO – August 2014 Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, CA 2013 Lazarides, Outsiders Newcastle, UK, 2013 Black Book Gallery, Denver CO, 2012
    Mohs Exhibit, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012 Lazarides, Outsiders London, UK, 2012
    Black Book Gallery, Denver, Co, 2011
    Vice Gallery, Mexico City DF, Mexico, 2011 Illiterate Gallery, Denver, Co, 2010
    Fairs
    Context Art Miami, Miami, FL 2015
    Art Contemporain Pour Tous, Montreal Canada April 2015 Art San Diego, San Diego, CA October 2014
    Scope Art Show, New York, NY 2015
    Scope Art Show, Miami Beach, FL 2014
    Select Art Fair, New York City, NY 2014
    Scope Art Show, New York City, NY 2014
    Scope Art Show, Miami Beach, FL 2013
    Museums Shows
    "Invisible College" Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Indiana July 2015 "Hey Act III” La Halle Saint-Pierre, Paris September 2015
    Group Shows
    Subliminal Projects “Primitive Future” - December 2015
    Hashimoto Gallery Summer Group Show, San Francisco - July 2015 "Egregore" Yves Laroche, Montreal Canada - November 2014
    Art Alliance Presents The Provocateurs, Chicago – August 2014 Parlor Gallery – Asbury Park, NJ 2014
    Black Book Gallery – Denver, CO 2012
    Post No Bills, Venice, CA 2011
    Andenken Gallery – Denver, CO 2009
    Arspace Gallery – San Francisco, CA 2008
    Object and thought – Denver, CO 2008
    Press
    "Hey" Modern art and Pop Culture Magazine, Feature Juxtapose magazine, Profile
    High Fructose, Interview
    192 Magazine Feature
    Onion AV club, Feature

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    • Ravi Zupa - What Do We Do With Opposable Thumbs? (Tiger)

      What Do We Do With Opposable Thumbs? (Tiger)

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Other Represented Artists

What Do We Do With Opposable Thumbs? (Tiger) - Ravi Zupa

Ravi Zupa What Do We Do With Opposable Thumbs? (Tiger)

We are thrilled to be exhibiting new work from Ravi Zupa's "Opposable Thumbs" Series

Ink on paper with collaging on wood panel.

Work In Progress - David  Walker

David Walker Work In Progress

This is a work-in-progress to be on view for during the fair

Acrylic and spray paint on canvas