Juxtapoz // Friday, November 21, 2008
In conjunction with his upcoming solo show, Novo Mundo, at Jonathan LeVine Gallery opening this weekend, Saturday November 22nd, Stephan Doitschinoff, aka Calma has a new book coming out, tited Calma: The Art of Stephan Doitschinoff.
This collection documents the emblematic and spiritual paintings and murals that the painter has emblazoned on houses, churches and walls in rural villages in his South American homeland.
The title Calma is not only Stephan Doitschinoff‘s alias as a graffiti writer, but also the abbreviation of “con alma” (c’alma) in Latin, meaning “with soul”. His emblematic metaphoric imagery feeds off Afro-Brazilian folklore, pagan and alchemistic symbolism and contemporary pop culture. Doitschinoff composes spectacular murals and applies his extraordinary talent to emblazon houses, churches and walls in rural cities in his South American homeland.
The 160 page, full color, hardcover book also features texts by Tristan Manco and Carlo McCormick.
Join in for a special book-signing event for the new book, Calma: The Art of Stephan Doitschinoff this Saturday, November 22nd from 6-7pm. The opening reception for Stephan's solo exhibition, Novo Mundo, will immediately follow.
Details at jonathanlevinegallery.com