Thinkspace Tasks is thrilled to present Brian Viveros’s MANIA. The California-dependent artist finest known for his highly thorough paintings of anti-pin-up doe-eyed “Woman of Power” and his Dirtyland universe, brings an fully new human body of perform to the gallery.
For his 7th demonstrate with the gallery, Viveros provides his biggest selection but, with over 25 new items. That includes the wonderful and still barbarous subjects he is regarded for, each and every piece attracts from the electrical power of the feminine and its reconciliation of vulnerability, attractiveness, and energy. His subjects are fighters and survivors, they are the heroes standing tall, rendered immaculately, and just bloodied adequate to remind us that they are formidable opponents not to be taken lightly. Viveros’ perform elevates the iconography of the femme-fatale as a powerful emblem of toughness and retaliation: insubordinate beauties undaunted by the unruliness of a messy combat.
MANIA is a tribute exhibit, it really is a particular clearly show, and it truly is a little bit of a journey taking viewers back in time to the items Viveros obsessed about as a child, the matters that ultimately drove the MANIA inside of him. This human body of do the job is a problem and a true development for the artist pushing him exterior his comfort zone into spectacular new territory, not only in topic in scale, dimensions, color palette, techniques and even mediums like watercolors, gouache, and spray paint.
Hence considerably, his get the job done has been about letting the viewer notify the story. With MANIA he reclaims the narrator part, getting viewers on a really own journey.
“MANIA is the Struggle Royal of almost everything that changed my everyday living,” Viveros suggests. “Paying homage and tribute to these kinds of influences and heroes like Batman, Superman, KISS, Nirvana, The early days of skating and the Bones Brigade, Bruce Lee & Quintin Tarantino, Conan the Barbarian, Excalibur, Cobra Kai, Ponder Lady, Lucha Libre, Wrestlemania, David Bowie, Star Wars, Boxing and extra!”
The MANIA collection represents a lot of noteworthy firsts which include his largest ‘Matador’ piece to day entitled ‘Solid Gold.’ His greatest whole-bodied Evillast entitled ‘In this Corner’ is also current in this selection, packed with depth working with a lot additional vivid colours and designs. The ‘Dirtyland,’ one of his most legendary people, returns on a huge scale extra powerful than ever, with the return of spray paint aspects in Viveros’s do the job.