Thursday, June 21, 2012
(I received a nice write-up regarding my piece currently on view at spaceLUNA. I'm posting the entire thang below.)
Intro(spect) on Something Must Break
by Jino De Castro
Life has a rhythm. An ebb and flow. Inhalation and exhalation. Birth. Death. On Friday, June 1, 2012, EYEONE debuted Something Must Break (pictured above), an installation composed of branch fragments, spray paint, staples, and a rusted spray can housing a once living plant.
A contextual understanding of EYEONE's artistic canon deepens the viewer's appreciation for Something Must Break. "His work is rooted in graffiti, printmaking, photography, and punk rock. Often focusing on isolated objects and individuals, his art reflects on themes of alienation, survival, melancholy, resistance, and the myriad experiences encountered while navigating the chaos of contemporary urban environments."
EYEONE is more known for his graff work. Stroll down Sunset or Beverly Boulevard, or visit Orange 20 off of Melrose, and sure enough you've been exposed to his signature Zapatista character. His current submission to our gallery offers another perspective on his skill, playfulness, and experience as an artist.
Something Must Break transforms medium into subject, explores the intricacies of decay and deterioration, and is just out right different from what EYEONE is typically known for. Ultimately, he is challenging the audience to accept that all things live and that all things die. That even death possesses grace, integrity and beauty; and that it is something to not be feared, but appreciated.
But hey, that's just me. I invite you to come and formulate your own interpretation...
2404 Wilshire Blvd #1B
LA, CA 90057
Gallery Hours: Friday & Saturday 2-7p