On March 29th, South African artist Ryan Hewett will debut his new body of work "Seek My Fort" in the Thinkspace project room. His oil painting portraiture is a combination of "the representational with the abstract in a way that suspends their respective classifications as genres." His expressive brush strokes come together just enough to make out the implied subject posing for the artist. Straying away from traditional portraiture, Hewett renders his subjects with bursts of color coming through an abrupt assortment of thoughtfully-placed brush strokes. The result is a mutilated representation of the subject reflecting the "powerful revelations of the inner workings of the artist, rather than vague suggestions of the identities of the observed." Take a peek at some images of the artist's studio and a few of his breathtaking pieces courtesy of the gallery.
Saturday, March 29th 6-9 pm Thinkspace Gallery 6009 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 www.thinkspacegallery.com