"FACES" group exhibition
We want to thank everyone who made it to the Grand opening show- FACES, an exclusive group exhibition showcasing some of the most popular international artists: Justin Bower, John Paul Fauves, DAIN, Hossam Dirar, Popovy Sisters and Mike Dargas.
HOMME Gallery is one of Los Angeles’ newest galleries, boasting 5,000 square feet of space in trendy Silver Lake and specializing in carefully curated exhibits featuring the most current and highly esteemed artists, both established and emerging. We are proud to present FACES, an exclusive group exhibition showcasing some of the most popular international artists: Justin Bower, John Paul Fauves, DAIN, Hossam Dirar, Popovy Sisters and Mike Dargas.
"What is the human experience? Throughout history, portraiture has allowed us to engage directly with this critical question. From prehistoric cave drawings in Eurasia to works found in modern galleries, artists have captured the many faces of human expression. Carefully curated, FACES is a thought-provoking engagement that challenges the concept of what it means to be human today. "
Justin Bower paints his subjects as de-stabilized, fractured post-humans in a nexus of interlocking spatial systems. His paintings problematize how we define ourselves in this digital and virtual age while suggesting the impossibly of grasping such a slippery notion.
Dargas is a German contemporary artist. His subjects appear conflicted, lost in thought, or even sublimely calm. Dargas challenges both himself and the viewer to take a deeper look at the subject, in order to question human nature and emotional perception.
John Paul Fauves
Costa Rican contemporary artist John Paul Fauves’ work is full of meaning and critique; covered in color and intensity. Both his alias and his style are influenced by Fauvism, but his game of faces, tones and brushstrokes add a vibrant touch of singularity. He has shown Internationally and has been featured in many publications including Forbes Magazine.
DAIN is one of the most influential street/ contemporary artists to emerge from New York City in the last decade. DAIN’s distinctive work pays homepage to a romanticized past era when women’s fashion was modest and drew attention to their faces instead of their figures. The artworks combine elements of spray paint, silk screening, acrylic, and paper collage, topped off with DAIN’s signature, attention-grabbing “circle and drip” around the eye.
Hossam Dirar is an Egyptian contemporary artist based in Cairo, he works with painting, video, sound, and installation art, to delve into questions of cultural identity, gender roles and to discuss socio-economic and political ideas.
Twin sisters, professional artists and fashion designers Ekaterina and Elena Popovy, from Russia, started making dolls in 2004. Their portrait dolls are inspired by personalities and every intricate, stunning, one of a kind Ball Joint Doll is handmade from start to finish. By combining their passion for fashion design and doll art, the Sisters create small conceptual collections of 10 to 15 dolls a month.
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