The duo Graphic Surgery opened a couple of weeks ago “Graphic Surgery” a self titled exhibition at 886 Geary Gallery in San Francisco.
The exhibition, the duo’s first solo exhibition in USA, consists of a series of new works created for the occasion focusing on both material, depth and layering, and covering a variety of media making use of their characteristic black and white colour scheme.
As in the rest of their work it is possible to appreciate the artists fascination for the urban landscape and what it has to offer. Industrial structures and elements become an essential part of their imagery that also draws some inspiration from important movements from the history of modern art and design such as De Stijl and Constructivism. The exhibition stands as great and interesting example of Graphic Surgery’s latest work and development.
886 Geary Gallery is pleased to present “Graphic Surgery”, a solo exhibition in one of our Project Spaces at 886 Geary Gallery. The opening reception will be Saturday, Jun 13th, from 7-11 pm, the exhibition is free and open to the public for viewing through Jul 4th, 2015.
About ‘Graphic Surgery’ at 886 Geary Gallery:
In their very first solo exhibition in the USA, Graphic Surgery will exhibit in one of the project spaces of 886 Geary Gallery showing a varied selection of works. Introducing American viewers with a variety of work, the exhibition shows recent and brand new works, created specifically for this exhibition. Being a project space exhibition, they focused on small and medium sized works with a lot of attention to detail. The focus is on material, depth/ layering and very limited use of color.
Industrial structures and construction cranes are their main source of inspiration and are a returning element in their work. The construction cranes symbolize the fascination the artists have for the continuously changing urban environment.
About The Artists
Graphic Surgery (Amsterdam)
Over the years the works by Graphic Surgery have been exploring the boundaries of different techniques and genres within their trademark style. The artist duo freely moves from paintings, to murals, videos and installations while maintaining their systematic aesthetics of diagonal lines, geometric planes and a mostly black and white non-colour scheme.
Graphic Surgery is formed by Erris Huigens (1978) and Gysbert Zijlstra (1978).
Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.