so some of you might have heard that im in the process of organizing my first ever solo exhibition. Its quite the daunting task, figuring out the logistics ( im planning it for three cities) the cash flow, the right spaces and galleries, the piece selection, getting the right printers....not to mention doing this in a unique and personal manner.
towards the goal of getting it out there i've asked some fellow artists and inspiration gurus to send me a comment or testimonial regarding their impressions of my work. The responses have been out of this world awesome. these are the guys that i look to for guidance when im stuck on a image. the guys that have inspired me to keep pushing forward. the guys that create beauty everyday for millions of people all around the world.
im honoured to be able to have a chat with them let alone have them comment on my art.
to all of you, thank you, you cant believe how much it means.
here's some of the great things they've had to say so far:
- JEIKO D. DESPOTOVICH
"I was hooked from the word go - Simon's work possess some true grit; a distinctly dark, emotive blend of real and subconscious, with a distinct sense of constant crisis."
- SETH SIRO ANTON
‘’Though Simon Subrosas' work , you feel the loneliness of the isolated human nature, the earthly boiling colors he uses often makes you feel like you're dreaming ….
A dream which starts from Africa without any destination…a never ending dream … A serious talented artist which seeks the knowledge though his art."
- CHAD MICHAEL WARD
"Simon's work skates the fine line between cutting and bleeding edge. Dark, sexy and dangerous, his art is like a trance you can't break."
- MATT LOMBARD:
"This is the beginning . Our savoir rises out of the dust of his ancestors to procreate with erotic malformed entities. His screams erase the pulsating signals of a thousand screens. This is a realm far too impure to call heaven and much too familiar to be known as hell. These are the visions of a savage new world . the world of Simon Subrosa. Yes, this is the beginning, the beginning of great things to come."
- GABRIEL CHAPMAN:
"Simon's work is incredible. His art challenges us on an emotional level. Dreamy, dark, thought provoking, haunting. I have never seen anything quite like it."
- TOM BROWN
Founder Copper Age / Hopeless Maine
"What can i say about Simons's work that won't be damning it with faint praise? I'll give it my best shot but when you take a look at the work..you'll know exactly what i mean. and why words aren't enough. Subrosa's work is Edgy, Timeless, evocative, painterly, and dream like. It's wild, skillful and like nothing else, anywhere. It's like..a new visual mythology. it, profoundly rocks."
"...I do think that Simon SubRosa is an artist worth showing, and I will continue to follow his artistic career. Somehow I have the feeling we are watching a big talent emerging here, all the way from Southern Africa."
how awesome is that?
if you dont know about these artists, get out from under that safety blanket, do a little google search and take a long hard look at their work. trust me, it will blow you away.
if there is something (hopefully nice...or you know....not so nice...) that you , reading this, would like to add please feel free to do so.
stay tuned for more updates about the exhibition as well as new art.