TAPES by Miljan Suknovic
OPENING: Thursday, September 27th, 7 pm
On view until Sunday, September 30th
FB Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new works by New York based artist Miljan Suknovic. On view will be a range of new works on paper and canvas in which Suknovic continues to translate color and line into luminous and flawlessly calibrated abstractions. Suknovic’s technique is straightforward— by using a brush and masking tape he moves color around in controlled areas. Sometimes the tape has been previously painted and used to create other art works. It then returns to blank paper and creates a new original pictorial concept. Suknovic creates a spectacle of great beauty, in which the painting alternately offers resistance to the eye or pulls the viewer into glowing fields of brilliant depth.
Miljan Suknovic studied art and architecture in Belgrade, Prague, Florence (graduated 2005), Hamburg (DAAD Scholarship for Artist) and New York. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in galleries in Italy, France, Serbia, Greece, Germany and the US. His first solo show in America was held at the Union Gallery New York in 2008. He has also created large scale mural paintings in Florence and Bologna. He currently lives and works in New York.
FB Gallery is pleased to present Illuminati, featuring the official debut of the latest Lightbodies by contemporary artist Kilu. The solo exhibition runs June 6 through June 12 with an opening reception June 6th, 6-8pm.
Kilu’s artistic practice incorporates light as both the source material and focus of his work. He explores the intangible medium by transforming and combining objects into sculptures, which manipulate, capture and absorb the intrinsic values of light.
The Illuminati installation presents the latest Lightbodies — life-size human shapes, in both idealized male and female forms. These sculptures are coated with painterly gestures including bold colors, expressive details, and varying textures such as diamond dust. Expressive beings though inherently inanimate, the Lightbodies reflect more than light.
Kilu relocated from Switzerland to New York in 2006 after winning The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. His accomplishments also include winning The Healing Power of Art award in 2007, as well as being exhibited in several solo and group shows in New York.
Opening Wednesday , May 16th, from 6 to 9pm:
Michael Anthony Pegues: The Measure of an Artist.The exhibition is a culmination of the struggle, passion and rise of a man fully aware of his unique aesthetic. His colorful, intuitive and expressionistic strokes on canvas recount his resiliency through homelessness, theft and ultimately his never ending hope and belief that he will be finally recognized and accepted as a true original.
Since 1996 Michael Anthony has shown nationally with an eye fixed on fame—his equivalent to credibility. However, Pegues’ first large scale solo show in New York will honor his roots in the long tradition of the self-made, struggling artist. The Measure of an Artist will expose the most intimate perceptions of the artist’s self through paintings and multimedia depictions.
An artist is not to be measured by wealth, reviews, or even aesthetic. In reality, an artist’s process cannot be measured… but a life on visual display can. Ranging from his graffiti tag Mazike, his royal alter-ego Prince Michael the First, to his sexual exploration through The Gingerbread Man; Michael Anthony’s work proves that regardless of name or circumstance, he has survived and arrived. And most importantly, he saw it coming.
“I have yet to actually tell anybody how amazing I am…this show is what I’ve been trying to tell you for a long time.” - Michael Anthony Pegues
K-Narf and his camera. Yummy Yami opening April 11th at FB gallery…
Thank to everyone for coming to the opening of Rodrigo Martins and making the evening a beautiful success! Special thanks to Titou (the other star of the show!)
Self Portrait (2011). Oil on canvas by Rodrigo Martins. Opening Feb 17th at 6pm, FB gallery, NYC.
New flyer! One week till the opening…