Ari Glass to Open His Spring Exhibition
In St. Matthew’s library, New York City, from March 21 to April 18, 2017, American artist Ari Glass will display his “spring exhibition of drawings and paintings”. During weekdays, the exhibition will be open to the public from 08 am to 08 pm, and on Saturdays from 08 am to 02 pm.
Mr. Glass is a spiritual painter and designer, born and raised in Seattle in the Rainier Valley district. Through his artworks, he showcases the deep and personal effect that art and art history has had on him. So far he has worked on paintings, video projections, vitrine installations and custom framing. This emerging artist tells stories about ideas of “The King” and “The Kingdom”, dealing with concepts and stories of historical and fictional kings, queens and deities that he felt a personal connection with.
The mythic themes and historic places, which this artist puts on a pedestal, speak volumes about him and his inspiration for painting. His art show looks as a ritual design, stroke, color and tone, engaging in a personal journey, which can’t pass without empathy. Glass has always been fascinated by people who can feel the rhythm of energy. In his latest exhibition, he offers tons of playful energy, barely pausing in his individual work.
To the everyday viewer who isn’t familiar with his work, it may seem that this artist mixes styles and ways of interpretation forms. But if you take the time to inspect his work, you will discover that apart from including the Western style, he also extracts important forms in a manner similar to the Chinese art.
Stylistic features bring up the idea of the East within the conventions of the West, mixing it all into a possible start of some new interpretation. The artistic visual confrontation between myth and reality units in most of his works. Gold hue is one of the mediums to which Ari usually returns, as a traditional element that represents royalty and divinity. His style is bold yet soft, and he skilfully transforms iconography encounters in Buddhist, Hindu, traditional African stylized characters, emboldened with graffiti-like outlines and wild colors.