Inner Formation September 15th, 2016
September 24 – October 23, 2016,
Los Angeles, CA Opening Reception: Saturday, September 24, 2016; 6-10pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Los Angeles, CA – Jai & Jai Gallery is pleased to announce ‘Inner Formation’, a solo exhibition by Ammon Rost with opening reception on Saturday, September 24, 2016; 6-10pm. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States.
Ammon Rost presents new work, a series of large scale oil and acrylic paintings on canvas. The primary focus of his practice is to broadcast spiritual fact through the pictorial image. Automatic painting, the practice of “letting the art pour out of you”, free from contrived statement, is the method at play in Ammon’s work. The method opens a portal to his unconscious, allowing for ethereal emotions to crossover onto the canvas. The emotional charge dictates the aesthetics and language of form and color, consequently allowing his painting to take on a life of its own while being conceived.
His works hold a range and variety in techniques. Some strokes are rapid, swift and zigzagged, raw and active, while others are broad, careful and linear, signaling a tranquil, sustained emotional state. This contrast sets up an intertwined network of lines and humanistic forms, creating opportunity to trace and explore where emotions start, stop, hide, merge, and eventually are fixed into one state.
“Even with rudimentary results, manifesting even a partial fragment of the unconscious world, where primal feelings elusively swoosh around and circulate, is invaluable,” Ammon states. It is this heuristic nature of Ammon’s work, which resonates with viewers.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Ammon Rost (b.1980 Tokyo, Japan, lives and works in Los Angeles) received his BA in Art from UCLA in 2004. His work has been shown in group exhibitions at New Image Art Gallery, Superchief Gallery LA, and La Space Camp.
ABOUT THE GALLERY:
Jai & Jai Gallery, based in Los Angeles, was founded in 2012 by sisters, Jomjai and Jaitip. Jai & Jai Gallery focuses on maintaining a trans-disciplinary program by working with and exhibiting the works of both emerging and contemporary architects & artists. Alongside curated exhibitions of relevant, contemporary work, the undercurrent mission of Jai & Jai Gallery is to engage in and cultivate discussions that lie within the intersection of art and architecture. The fresh perspectives of the gallery exhibitors reveal disparate influences and practices but share a common affinity for pushing the boundaries of theory, fabrication, and representation through art, architecture, and design.
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