July 31 - Aug. 3
opening night reception Thursday, July 31, 5-9 p.m.


PATRAJDAS Contemporary Booth #B7

complimentary pass for two


Marcus Jansen - When the wind bloaw

Marcus Jansen

Born 1968, in Manhattan New York City, Marcus Jansen a combat veteran who transformed his life from soldier to an Internationally recgonized artist is widely noted as a pioneer of  what Art Historian Jerome A. Donson deemed "urban expressionism." paintings. Jansen was selected for the Fleurieu Art Prize Biennale, Australia noted as the highest valued landscape painting prize anywhere in the world curated by Nigel Hurst, Director & Chief Executive, Saatchi Gallery London in 2013. more

chris trueman - str Chris Trueman

In his exuberant, large scale paintings, he encompasses the entire history of abstraction, emerging Color Field Painting, Abstract Expressionism,
and Hard- Edged Geometry in his allover compositions. Intermingling passages of pixilation and color gradation based on computer graphics, his acrylic - on - canvas works seem to be formed of layered scrims. He often begins Abstract Expressionist - style, with bold, lush brushstrokes and generous smears of pigment. Onto this ground he overlays stripes and undulating lines recalling Op Art illusions and screen savers.. more
email alzamora - shift Emil Alzamora

Sculptor Emil Alzamora, born in Peru and educated and working in the US, brings a unique affinity for the human form, which is a constant in his work.  He is interested in exploring what it means to inhabit one, often exaggerating or distorting different aspects of the form to reveal an emotional or physical situation, or to tell a story about a predicament or an occurrence. Limitation and potential are as human as the flesh, yet hardly as tangible. In his works, this interaction is rendered visible.  A rising star, Emil has exhibited widely in the US and in London. more

Brad Greenwell

I use representational methods to achieve non-representational means. I want to seduce the viewer with the possibility of objectivity, but in the end, deny it. I do not want to perpetuate the sanctity of iconography but deteriorate it. I want the supposed "objectiveness" of the symbol used to break down. Any meaning gleaned is a reflection of the viewer, and obviously so. It is a collage of empty iconography and symbols, empowered by the viewer, meaningless to the painting. more

Tim Conlon

Tim Conlon

... is best known for large-scale murals, graffiti art, sculpture and works on canvas. He was one of two aerosol artists featured in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s 2008 exhibition, RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture.In 2011, he was featured and curated the G scale train exhibit in the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art’s, Art in The Streets  survey of graffiti and street art. His Blank Canvas train paintings are in multiple collections, including the Norfolk Southern Railway Corporation’s headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia. Conlon has recently exhibited in Washington, D.C.,Miami, Bordeaux and Berlin.
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Alex Bernstein

I feel as if I am a explorer. With each piece I make I prepare for a journey, never knowing where the path will lead me. I am sure to gain knowledge, breakthroughs and insight which is the excitement that brings me to my studio every day. more

Manabu Hasegawa

Hasegawa creates real to life three-dimensional works using pencil and paper. With the theme of ‘weapons’ pistols and automatic rifles are displayed as if they are in a gun shop. One of the attractions of these works is that they look both three-dimensional and also like a flat picture.

The insides are hollow so the serious atmosphere associated with them being weapons is only superficial. If you imagine crushing them you realize that they would smash into pieces in one go. Because the fragility of Hasegawa’s artwork it is fleeting one cannot help but feel affection for it. more

latchezar boyadjiev - compassion Latchezar Boyadjiev

The main focus of my work is to create dynamic shapes supported by sensual lines that will gradually evolve from an idea on paper to a sculpture in glass - and combined with light it will have a powerful impact on the viewer. more

sangSik Hong - green mouth SangSik Hong

Although every one desires power, only a few of people can have it. Power is the symbol of strength and the object for one’s wish since it accompanies many interests. Power is strong, scarce and heading toward eternity. However, the straw, contrary to the properties of power, is a weak structure, easily available to anyone
for it is produced on a large scale and a disposable material.” His wit symbolizes semantic relationships and the structure of desires connotes
the pathos of reality.
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Dan Lydersen - Where the Buffalo Roamed Dan Lydersen

My recent paintings are a reconciliation between past and present, particularly in regard to Western culture’s notions of spirituality and the relationship between society and nature. Drawing from a variety of contemporary and historical sources, from the Renaissance to modern cinema, literature and popular culture, the paintings are an attempt to come to terms with the present through the immediate marriage of today’s visual culture with that of the past. Both theatrical and satirical, comical and somber, the paintings pose a view of humanity that is steeped in the existential turmoil that lies between materiality and spirituality, where society trudges persistently forward into the future while the human search for meaning and purpose as mortal animals remains unresolved. more

Kate MacDowell

In my work this romantic ideal of union with the natural world conflicts with our contemporary impact on the environment. These pieces are in part responses to environmental stressors including climate change, toxic pollution, and gm crops. They also borrow from myth, art history, figures of speech and other cultural touchstones. In some pieces aspects of the human figure stand-in for ourselves and act out sometimes harrowing, sometimes humorous transformations which illustrate our current relationship with the natural world. In others, animals take on anthropomorphic qualities when they are given safety equipment to attempt to protect them from man-made environmental threats. In each case the union between man and nature is shown to be one of friction and discomfort with the disturbing implication that we too are vulnerable to being victimized by our destructive practices. more

anna mlasowsky - altercations

Anna Mlasowsky

The combination of elemental forces shape and change our environment. They are the basic element for creation. For glassmaking those forces are essential. I have used glass as a soil-like sediment exposing it to water and heat. The influence of those, create earthern structures. more

Kent Rogowski is an artist/photographer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Kent’s works are often provocative and whimsical manipulations of objects and images that surround us in our daily lives. From teddy bears to jigsaw puzzles and self help books, he uses and alters mass-produced consumer products as a vehicle for self expression. By transforming the generic into something personal, Kent questions what these products communicate, and also what role they play in our culture.

- See more at: http://www.kentrogowski.com/bioresume/#sthash.Ia7VXNlS.dpuf

Kent Rogowski is an artist/photographer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Kent’s works are often provocative and whimsical manipulations of objects and images that surround us in our daily lives. From teddy bears to jigsaw puzzles and self help books, he uses and alters mass-produced consumer products as a vehicle for self expression. By transforming the generic into something personal, Kent questions what these products communicate, and also what role they play in our culture.

- See more at: http://www.kentrogowski.com/bioresume/#sthash.Ia7VXNlS.dpuf

Kent Rogowski is an artist/photographer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Kent’s works are often provocative and whimsical manipulations of objects and images that surround us in our daily lives. From teddy bears to jigsaw puzzles and self help books, he uses and alters mass-produced consumer products as a vehicle for self expression. By transforming the generic into something personal, Kent questions what these products communicate, and also what role they play in our culture.

- See more at: http://www.kentrogowski.com/bioresume/#sthash.Ia7VXNlS.dpuf
kim piotrowski - hot times Kim Piotrowski

Images of landscapes affect us for both physical and phychological reasons; they evoke genetically encoded instincts that we rarely think of. They are the providers of the heritage of human nbeeds, though they also contain threats; threats of violent uphevals, storms, fire, floods and most of all, a reminder of humans' fragility and vulnerability. We aren't always at the top of the food chain. Landscapes remind us of where we came from.
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Joe Wardwell - on and on and on Joe Wardwell

... is interested in the historic link between landscape painting and the shaping of national identity, a lineage that can be traced back to the early imperial advocates of Manifest Destiny and the Hudson River School. Today, this sentiment is seen in advertisements where rugged terrain is a stand-in for American-ness. By conflating a 19th century painting style—made famous by landscape painters Thomas Cole, Frederic Erwin Church, and Albert Bierstadt—with the lyrics of American music, Wardwell creates a singular vision of contemporary America. more
Paco Pomet - Trompe L’oeil Inspector (self portrait) Paco Pomet

Artist Paco Pomet who lives and works in Grenada, Spain subverts vintage vacation photos and historical landscapes in his surreal oil paintings. He possesses a wonderfully bizarre sense of humor that manifests itself in his oil paintings which contain a humorous visual twist–and yet they’re staged in such a way that the viewer can imagine the scene actually taking place in some strange alternate version of our past. There is a parallel to traditional Western Art, mixed with a monochrome effect that restates the documentary character of the original piece. more
Peter Bremers - Winds Lament

Peter Bremers

We see the natural world as something separate from ourselves; exploit its gifts without restraint for economic gain, and by doing so turn it from an age-old friend into a hostile force. We show little trace of gratitude and seem to forget that we are ourselves an intricate part of nature. I am not aiming to imitate or equal it, but simply to express my sense of wonder as a human being and an artist. more

Rogelio Manzo - Valenzuela ROGELIO MANZO

As an artist I've been relentless in my pursuit to the inner story of a person through a physical portrait. Where most strive for a mirror reflection in their art I demand more on my work to unearth the story below the surface. A portrait can reach deep inside and expose the secret stories and identity of its sitters. Brushstrokes reveal their attitude; light is transformed into a truth seeker and texture can reveal the emotional angst or happiness of its subjects. Overall my intention is to expose the viewer to a visceral discourse concerned with of our own bodily integrity and mortality. more


AT THE GALLERY:
New Visions of the West
New Visions of the West from Artus Magnus on Vimeo.


PATRAJDAS Contemporary celebrates creative excellence in contemporary fine art, objects and design. We are focused on conceptual, rigorous, innovative, and serious work, and are committed to nurturing the achievements and evolution of emerging, mid-career, and established contemporary artists in all media. The gallery embraces the artist who challenges conventional expectation in concept or design yet excels in formality, technical expertise, craftsmanship, and originality.

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