FIELD OF DREAMS
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 21 (6pm – 9pm)
Then open daily from: September 21 – October 12
807 S. Los Angeles Street. Los Angeles CA 90014
Avenue Des Arts is proud to announce the first solo exhibition in Los Angeles by Nigerian- born artist Dennis Osadebe, Field Of Dreams. In twelve new mixed media paintings, Osadebe pushes his block color painting technique to the side and offers an innovative take on pixilation and a concentrated study of the figurative art genre. What this presents is a visual experience that captures the theme in an energetic and meditative way. In this exhibition, Osadebe makes his most mature works.
Osadebe is known for his distinct pop aesthetic and reductive visual language that forms an expression that is distinctly his. Evoking influence from David Hockney, Kerry James Marshal, Michael Craig-Martin and Roy Lichtenstein in their bold aesthetic, Osadebe’s work is inspired by everyday life, technology, art history and his Nigerian Heritage.
In this exhibition, the artist offers his take on “dreaming” – as an element of reflection, discovery and as a gateway into the deepest space of the soul. He further explores the sensory experience of sleep, and the fields of multicolored landscapes speak of hope and a brighter future.
In contrast to earlier work from Osadebe, these new works elaborate on an interesting shift in style for the artist, whose works are recognizable for its geometric blocks of contemporary vibrant colored backgrounds, clean modern interior and figures in extensive hypnotic patterned outfits.
Like artists of his generation Matthew Stone or Karan Singh, Osadebe uses graphic design software to sketch out and render artworks in ways previously impossible. He pushes the medium forward by selecting the specific spatiality the acrylic paint overlays. The painted areas are carefully selected by the artist because he recognizes that the distinct texture change is inherent to the narrative of the work. It also juxtaposes the processes of the new generation artists and old masters together.