October 19th – November 25th, 2017
New York, September 25th, 2017 – GR Gallery is thrilled to present “PLANNED IRIDESCENCE”, Felipe Pantone’s first solo show in New York City.
The exhibition will feature 20 works including paintings, projections, interactive installations and murals, focused on the interaction between the displacement of the light spectrum and the shape-color dynamism.
Opening reception: Thursday October 19th , 6:00pm – 9:00pm (Exhibition Dates: October 20th – November 25th, 2017), Members of the press can contact GR gallery in advance to schedule a private viewing and/or an interview with the artist.
GR Gallery, 255 Bowery (btw Houston & Stanton) New York, NY 10002. +1 (212) 473-2900
“PLANNED IRIDESCENCE” aims to exhibit the artistic output of the internationally known and brilliant talent that is reinventing and bringing to another level the Optical and Kinetic Art tradition. Felipe Pantone’s body of work spans from graffiti to installations to “traditional” paintings. Strong contrasts, vivid colors, effects, and the use of mixed medium and varied technique combine to impact strongly on the viewer. What really intrigues it’s not the striking nature of his work, but the artist’s journey to discover this aesthetic, that leads him to never stop experimenting in order to maintain his artistic research always bright and to bring it to the next level. In particular, symbolizing the attitude of the artist, this exhibition is a revelation, showing an advanced full experience, impossible to explain with words.
For his first Solo show in NYC Felipe Pantone is arranging an astonishing design planning, uncovering for the first time a new series of works, in fact “PLANNED IRIDESCENCE” is the title of these new works which are the product of years of research in his quest to evoke digital experiences through inanimate objects. Made with a unique iridescent material that allows the artist to regulate light spectrum gradients in every aspect of color, repetition, directional displacement and rotation. Movement is activated by the viewer’s position in front of the work, creating an individual interactive participation that he perceives as cyber encounters. In order to maximize this experience, Pantone is also relying on new technologic supports and different spaces dimension, able to expand the exhibition out from the traditional boundaries.
Felipe Pantone (1986, Argentina)’s work is at the cutting edge of street art. His style is characterized by the use of bold colors, geometrical patterns and Optical Art elements. Straddling conventional graffiti, typography and abstraction, his work fuses bold elements of graphic design with highly evolved geometric shapes, to create an ultra-modern aesthetic which complements and reacts with the stark modernity of our cityscapes. Despite his age Felipe Pantone has already exhibited his artworks in more then 100 art shows and accomplished several public art projects all around the world, among which we can mention the Miami Dolphins Stadium, the Facebook Head Quarter in Menlo Park (CA), the Ushuaïa in Ibiza and the façade of the Daelim Museum in Seul.
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Image: Felipe Pantone, Planned Iridescence
Visitor Information: Open everyday 12:00pm – 7:00pm