Deborah Colton Gallery presents Alex Kukai Shinohara: Select Works opening reception
Deborah Colton Gallery will present Alex Kukai Shinohara: Select Works, a sampling of recent paintings and drawings by the artist.
Shinohara is a native New Yorker of Japanese descent who uses New York City as a theme in his work. He feels fortunate to experience and be affected by the particular entities and diverse interracial social groups found in his native residence. Incorporating elements of street art, hip hop music and underground culture, Alex Kukai Shinohara communicates ideas in many mediums, including drawing, painting, sculpture and comic book art. This debut of his work at Deborah Colton Gallery includes small, complex drawings and large bright paintings that feature dynamic figures and cryptic text.
Using handmade oil paint in signature pigments, Alex Kukai Shinohara often works in a thin, scratchy, layered style to capture both simplified and complex forms. He uses this graphic painting method to communicate a sense of design imbued with edgy and often buoyant feelings inspired by his urban environment and its multiplicity of cultures.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through August 20.