May 27, 2013

Brian DeRan and Andre Razo "Composite Transfigurations" exhibition at Fuse Gallery

Brian DeRan and Andre Razo
Composite Transfigurations

Exhibition: May 29 through June 26, 2013
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 29th, 7-10pm

Fuse Gallery is proud to present the works of Brian DeRan and Andre Razo.

Brian De Ran was born in Ohio, and grew up in a small farming town just north of the Mason-Dixon line. After high school, he headed south to study painting at Maryland Institute College of Art, and since then his life has been filled with sculptural restoration, theatrical painting, film and television work (Pecker, Cecil B. Demented, the Wire, and Matthew Barney’s Cremaster II), gilding temples (Suva, Fiji and Reno, Nevada), extensive international travel, and several exhibitions and group shows of paintings and photographs. Brian DeRan lives and works in NYC and Los Angeles.

DeRan’s body of work, "contemporary hex signs", is culled from memories of his youth. The materials and imagery clearly show the influence of being raised in the middle of the Pennsylvania Dutch community and the superstition that seeped into daily living, as well as having a grandfather and great uncle that hand painted many of the farm and orchard signs in South Central Pennsylvania.

Andre Razo is a multi-disciplinary creator moving freely between art and commerce. His artworks have been widely exhibited in solo and group shows including Guild and Greyshkul, and Alleged Gallery. In his career as a creative director, he has had a wide range of clients including Spike tv, MTV, Burton, Nike, Vice Books, Baker Skateboards and Sony. He has been featured in Tokion and Arkitip magazines, “Young Sleek and Full of Hell” by Aaron Rose, and in Cheryl Dunn’s documentary film “Sped”.

Razo’s latest series of work, “FUTURE PRIMITIVE” employs drafting techniques and use of the grid as an integral part of the work. These attributes provide a notion of fabrication and structure that contrast, yet compliment these organic compositions and the imperfections of hand-drawn art. Razo’s abstractions can be read as memories or predictions of larger systems and vocabularies.

Fuse Gallery
93 2nd Avenue (between 5th & 6th Streets)
NYC, NY 10003
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