Flip Comes to LA

Brazilian street artist Flip has a solo show soon at The Carmichael Gallery in LA. Here’s some preview photos and the PR. I haven’t seen too much of Flip’s work before, but it looks to be pretty beautiful stuff.

Flip on Wood

“Seiva Bruta”

A solo exhibition of new artwork by Flip

Opening reception: Thursday, March 5th 2009 / 7.00pm – 10.00pm

Exhibition Dates: March 5th – March 26th 2009

Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art is proud to present Seiva Bruta, the
first West Coast solo exhibition of work by Brazilian artist Flip. Artwork
featured in the exhibition will include acrylic, ink and mixed media on
wood, canvas, and paper as well as a site specific installation. An opening
reception will be held on Thursday, March 5th, 2009 from 7.00pm – 10.00pm
with Flip in attendance.  The exhibition will be open for viewing through
Thursday, March 26th, 2009 from 1.00pm – 7.00pm.

In Seiva Bruta, Flip continues his exploration of the natural world and the
relationships that exist within it. In this new body of work, he interprets
plant sap as the blood of plants, comparing and contrasting it with the
blood of animals.

“I make a parallel between the fluid and the blood,” comments Flip. “Nerves,
veins, and roots.feelings, diseases, patterns all mixed up.”

With an environmentally-flavored color palette and textural variations
created by a unique approach to Asian calligraphy, Flip offers a fresh,
intuitive voice to the international contemporary art scene.

More photos after the jump…

Flip on Wood