Across fine art, graffiti, and fashion circles, Futura 2000's name is synonymous with legendary and influential. We just obtained a few preview images of Futura's new exhibition, Futura 2012—Expansions, opening at Paris' Galerie Jerome de Noirmont on January 13, 2012.
Galerie Jerome de Noirmont writes about the show:
From January 13 to February 29, 2012, FUTURA 2000 unveils his latest works, some fifteen paintings all made in 2011; urban energy frescoes where instinct and spontaneity prevail over theory in the pictorial tradition of the abstract expressionists of the New York School.
From Futura himself, "EXPANSIONS ... is the thème of the recent artwork presented at the Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont. Over the past three décades, I have tried to define a style & technique that would separate my work, from the other artists within my subculture. the process has allowed me to explore the realm of the ABSTRACT and spontaneous."
A new successor to Pollock’s "Action Painting" and Clyfford Still’s "colorfields," FUTURA 2000 brings up to date what art critic Harold Rosenberg wrote in 1952: One after another, the American painters began to see the canvas as an arena in which to act, rather than a space in which to reproduce, redesign, analyze or express an object, real or imagined. What was produced on the canvas was not an image but an event.
Like Jackson Pollock, it is on the ground that FUTURA’s paintings most often take shape. In this way, he can understand the media as a whole and adapt it to his "paint brush": the spray can.
January 13—February 29, 2012
Galerie Jerome de Noirmont
© FUTURA 2000. Courtesy Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont.