Ravi Zupa 

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Ravi Zupa (1977, Denver) considera los libros como la mejor manera de experimentar en el arte. Ha pasado décadas estudiando libros sobre arte, mitología, religión e historia de las culturas de toda la geografía y el tiempo.

 

Totalmente autodidacta, Zupa busca obras de grabadores alemanes del Renacimiento, primitivos flamencos, expresionistas abstractos, artistas japoneses en madera y pintores mogoles para inspirarse. También incorpora con frecuencia la iconografía religiosa de Europa, Asia y América Latina precolombina con propaganda revolucionaria de todo el mundo.

 

Con un disgusto por el arte irónico o la apropiación irreflexiva de la cultura, integra imágenes aparentemente no relacionadas en busca de algo universal.

 

Zupa no crea ninguna de sus obras digitalmente; Todo viene de su propia mano.

Ravi Zupa considers books the best way to experience art. He has spent decades studying books about art, mythology, religion, and history of cultures from across geography and time.

 

Entirely self-taught, Zupa looks to works by German Renaissance printmakers, Flemish primitives, abstract expressionists, Japanese woodblock artists, and Mughal painters for inspiration. He also frequently incorporates religious iconography from Europe, Asia, and Pre-Columbian Latin America with revolutionary propaganda from around the world.

 

With a distaste for ironic art or the thoughtless appropriation of culture, he integrates seemingly unrelated images in search of something universal.

 

Zupa does not create any of his art digitally; everything comes from his own hand.

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

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

 

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 

Group Exhibitions

 

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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