Painting

Ravi Zupa Evokes the German Renaissance in His New Show "Riches"

Aug 04, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco

Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present Riches, a highly anticipated solo exhibition of new works by Colorado-based artist Ravi Zupa. Drawing inspiration from printmakers of the German Renaissance like Hans Holbein and Albrecht Durer, Riches is at once a celebration of and departure from classical painting and printmaking techniques.

In his signature style, Zupa combines Eastern and Western religious imagery to create a unique universe of historic characters and anthropomorphic creatures. Taking cues from Renaissance portraiture and Eastern iconography, Zupa creates a personal mythology which straddles cultures. Much of the work composing Riches features small, often enigmatic scenes that highlight a need, motivation or aspect of modern life. These scenes are described by the iconic bird-pot characters lifted from the odd, surreal works of Hieronymus Bosch and Bruegel the Elder.