Juxtapoz // Friday, July 13, 2007
New Image Art in Los Angeles is proud to present Sao Paulo-based, Brazilian artist Herbert Baglione in his new exhibition titled The Wall. Baglione has been recognized for over ten years as part of Brazil's street artist movement along with Os Gemeos, Speto and Vitche whom have all had a large influence on street art here in the United States. Baglione's strong, distinctive style and complex themes visible in his illustrations, paintings, and street endeavors have earned international acclaim in the design and art world alike.
For his solo show, titled "The Wall", at New Image Art, Baglione will test the audience to ponder the walls inside contemporary society and to think about their own internal walls that may lead to stagnation in life. "The Wall" is a continuation of Herbert's vision of his highly successful solo show "Vossia" at Fifty24SF Gallery in San Francisco in 2006. This show centered on Herbert's vision of man's consciousness, power and chaos.
Herbert was a featured artist in "The Run Up", a film by Upper Playground and exhibited at Fifty24SF, Galerie de Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich, Q! Gallery in Glasgow, and the Von Der Heydt Museum in Wuppertal, Germany among others. More information about tonight's opening reception is on the gallery's website, www.newimageartgallery.com. Brooklyn-based artist Judith Supine will be showing in the Project Room.