Ravi Zupa 

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Después de pasar décadas estudiando libros sobre Arte, Mitología, Religión e Historia, Ravi Zupa (Denver, 1977) ha creado un lenguaje visual único que combina magistralmente las influencias de los grabadores del Renacimiento Alemán, los Primitivos Flamencos, los Expresionistas Abstractos, Artistas tradicionales Japoneses y la Pintura Mogol de la India con la iconografía religiosa de Europa, Asia y América Latina Precolombina, así como la Propaganda Revolucionaria.

 

Su obra revela un aura de aspecto antiguo con temáticas contemporáneas y conciencia política, abordando temas como la violencia, la lucha, el anarquismo, la distopía, la cultura pop, la ideología y las figuras de poder.

 

A lo largo de su práctica en el estudio, Zupa ha utilizado una gama interminable de medios, desde el uso de pintura sobre lienzo, collages de revistas y libros antiguos, hasta el uso de componentes de máquinas de escribir para crear un arsenal de armas (Mightier Than Series).

 

Having spent decades studying books about the art, mythology, religion, and history of cultures from across geography and time, the Colorado-based artist Ravi Zupa creates a unique visual language which masterfully combines influences from German Renaissance printmakers, Flemish primitives, abstract expressionists, Japanese woodblock artists and Mughal painters to religious iconography from Europe, Asia, and Pre-Columbian Latin America, as well as revolutionary propaganda from around the world. His works integrate seemingly unrelated images in search of something universal.

 

His art has an old-looking aura while being colored with contemporaneity and political awareness, tackling issues such as violence, struggle, anarchism, dystopia, pop culture, power, ideology, and political figures, among others.

 

Throughout his multifaceted studio practice, Zupa has been using an endless range of mediums, from using paint on canvas to scrap newspaper and recycled media for collages, to using typewriter components to create sub-machine guns. (Mightier Than Series)

 

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019

  • Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA 

  • Avatar, Manhattan, NY

2018

  • Vertical Gallery, Chicago, Il

  • Black Book Gallery

2017

  • MAIA Contemporary, Mexico City

 

2016

  • Matthew Namour – Montreal, Quebec.

  • Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA 

  • Black Book Gallery, Denver, CO 

2015

  • Black Book Gallery, Denver, CO 

 

2014

  • Black Book Gallery, Denver, CO 

 

2013

  • Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, CA

  • Lazarides, Outsiders Newcastle, UK

 

2012

  • Black Book Gallery, Denver CO

  • Mohs Exhibit, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Lazarides, Outsiders London, UK

 

2011

  • Black Book Gallery, Denver, Co

  • Vice Gallery, Mexico City DF, Mexico

 

2010

  • Illiterate Gallery, Denver, Co

 

Museum Exhibitions

2018

 

  • Museum of Art Reclamation Fort Wayne, IN / 

 

2015

  • “Invisible College” Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Indiana  

  • “Rising” Urban Nation, Belin 

  • “Invisible College” Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Indiana 

  • “Hey Act III” La Halle Saint-Pierre, Paris 

 

2016

  • “Design After Dark” Denver Art Museum, Colorado February 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2018

  • Mathew Namour Gallery, Montreal, Canada

  • Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2017

  • Art Labor “10 Years of Love”, Shanghai 

 

2015

  • Subliminal Projects “Primitive Future” 

  • Hashimoto Gallery Summer Group Show, San Francisco 

 

2014

  • Art Alliance Presents The Provocateurs, Chicago

  • “Egregore” Yves Laroche, Montreal Canada

  • Parlor Gallery – Asbury Park, NJ 

 

2012

  • Black Book Gallery – Denver, CO 

 

2011

  • Post No Bills, Venice, CA 

 

2009

  • Andenken Gallery – Denver, CO 

 

2008

  • Arspace Gallery – San Francisco, CA 

  • Object and thought – Denver, CO 

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