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Serenade

YOUNG CHUN

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Acid Reflux

ZACH JOHNSEN

Artists’ Reception Saturday November 8, 6-9pm



Young Chun

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**•••••••••••***** Born a minister’s son in 1977 in Seoul Korea, Young Chun remembers living in a small attachment to a hillside church as a child. The days spent running around with imaginary friends in the dim empty chapel fueled his imagination from an early age, contributing to his artistic development. The “chapel” has become a permanent fixture in his creative mind – where he constructs, develops, and stores works in progress, before they ever meet a sketchpad.

In 2000, Young received his B.F.A, from the Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena California. His talent was quickly noticed and he began participating in group shows across Los Angeles. A few years later, Young began working in the healthcare field – in an attempt to search for “substance” and “something deeper in life”. The years spent working in hospitals in Los Angeles, faced with life and death situations, expanded his outlook on life and influenced his artistic vision.

In 2011, Young quit his career as a respiratory therapist, realizing that what gives his life “substance” is creating images of the complex reality he perceives.

Artist statement:”My art is a fabrication of reality – the way I see it in my mind. Music, culture, childhood memories, and the people in the environment that surrounds me influence it. When I pass by strangers or a situation taking place, my mind begins to create stories about them – imagining their lives, the triumphs, the tragedies, and the happiness or sadness they experience – this becomes the inspiration for my artwork. But, there is also truth in my art. In each painting there is an expression of what I am thinking and the way I am feeling at the time I am constructing a painting – it is this feeling that I attempt to convey and share.”

“Serenade” is Young’s third exhibition with C.A.V.E. Gallery. His work has also been exhibited at SCOPE Art Fair Miami and New York. Young’s paintings continue to gain new followers worldwide, and have been sought out by collectors across the United States, Europe and Australia.

 

 

Zach Johnsen

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**••••••••••••••*** C.A.V.E. Gallery is thrilled to present the “Acid Reflux” series by Zach Johnsen to viewers in Los Angeles. Johnsen has become internationally known for his “Acid” works – depicting technically complex, monochromatic suited figures, frozen in motion, surrounded by candy colored explosions. This incredible series is layered with mind-blowing graphic sensibility. The graphite figures are almost life-size and the dynamic expressiveness of each piece is incredibly captivating.

Zach Johnsen has shown his work across the US, Japan, Canada, Australia, London and Copenhagen. This is Johnsen’s fourth exhibition with C.A.V.E. Gallery.

 

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