As the cultural landscape of Venice rapidly transforms, INHALE VENICE yoga . art . culture is committed to contributing resources and local support to help ensure the cultural history of Venice. We are collaborating with Venice Art Week and other organizations who are actively addressing the long term needs of the of the Venice creative community.
SEPTEMBER'S FEATURED ARTIST AT INHALE VENICE
At Inhale Venice you will be surrounded by the sky above and the elevating visions of our local artists on our walls. This month's featured artist is:
Mixed Media Works On Viewing 1 NIGHT ONLY:
VENICE ART CRAWL at INHALE VENICE . Thursday, September 15th . 6-10pm . RSVP REQUIRED HERE!
Is an internationally acclaimed Designer, Director, Painter, Illustrator, Photographer and Stencil Artist who’s been living and working all his life in scattered places around the world, starting from his hometown Parma in Italy to London, Rome, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Bali and Sydney. While in Los Angeles in the 90s he was one of the pioneers of TV motion graphics, his style and works for television have been vastly influential for many modern designers and video directors around the world. He now works full time as a Stencil Artist going around the world between Art Shows,Exhibits, Private Commisions and Artist Residencies.
JUNE'S INHALE VENICE FEATURED ARTIST
Chaz Bojórquez, Dave Tourjé, John Van Hamersveld, Norton Wisdom, and Gary Wong—the CALIFORNIA LOCOS—represent 50 years of Los Angeles art, each having been influenced and inspired by the surf, skate, music and barrio culture, as well as formal art practice, that has combined and morphed in Los Angeles from the '60s through today. The art they innovated—combining Graffiti, Surf/Skate, Pop Art and Punk—has gone global, and now the CALIFORNIA LOCOS boldly confront and challenge their progeny with original verve and style in this new show which explores both the sun and the shadows of Southern California.
Their works speak to broader, more universal human experiences, resulting in both a local and global resonance - a connection to both L.A's high-art sensibilities and the origins of rebellion.
MAY'S INHALE VENICE FEATURED ARTIST
At Inhale Venice you will be surrounded by the sky above and the elevating visions of our local artists on our walls. This month's featured artist is Contemporary Expressionist Painter, Amadea Bailey. Her acrylic and oil on canvas Joie de Vivre illuminates our west wall.
AMADEA BAILEY Contemporary Expressionist Painter || Los Angeles, CA
I grew up in Africa riding horses in the bush, eating sugarcane by the side of the road and playing dress-up with banana leaves. I experienced a sense of freedom and abandon, and an immediate connection to the tactile, physical, and non-rational worlds. Now, as an adult, my paintings reconnect me to that awakened child of Africa.
I paint as an explorer going on a journey. I disappear into the unknown and dig for what will unravel and reveal itself: new images, new relationships, new ways of moving paint. Scraping, scratching, wiping, adding, subtracting. Inviting drips, stains, layering, accidents.
I am a deeply physical person. I love movement. In addition to painting, I run, surf, and dance. I paint on a large scale so I can feel my body moving across a big field. I paint because I love the tactile, sensual aspects: tearing, ripping, paper, paint, collage, plaster, glue. I crave the space for spontaneous gestures, for paint to swirl, and colors to collide. Cerulean, magenta, violet, and indigo.
I search for the image, and its proper place in the world around it. I allow words and images to appear, disappear, get buried, resurface. Words scrawled in black ink across a torn page. A pair of high heeled shoes, an hour glass, a hot air balloon. Two horses intertwined in a huge white field.
Sometimes this process happens magically, as if by accident. Sometimes it takes months of moving, playing, changing and editing before the total rhythm of the painting finds the resonance I seek, the moment of yes.
I thrive making order out of chaos. I love taking the irrational world of my emotions, hopes, fears, dreams, desires and idiosyncrasies and sculpting and re-arranging them in myriad ways until order is found. And paradoxically in this process my mind becomes still. I open myself up to something much bigger than myself. Decisions make themselves. Time melts away and I journey into an expansive universe, as wide as the Serengeti Plains. I enter a world of space and matter, building up my canvases with color and texture, recapturing the freedom and movement of my African childhood.
To learn more about Amadea and her brilliant work: amadeabailey.com