This December REN Gallery was honored to be asked to participate in the international SCOPE art show Dec 5-10th during Miami's famous Art Basel week. It's an amazing opportunity for REN Gallery's LA based artists to find recognition from thousands of art collectors the world over, as well as media impressions reaching over 450 million.
In the spirit of collaboration REN Gallery is trying to help each artist attend this remarkable event. For a limited time we will be foregoing all gallery commissions on attending artists' current catalogues, the proceeds instead going directly to the artist's expenses in travel, printed materials, and art transport. For those interested in the careers of these young talents we are hoping you not only take advantage of this opportunity to support their careers but also come away with high-valued pieces for your own collections at below market costs. REN Gallery will also be applying the same benefit to commissioned works up until the time of the show.
Please browse the limited time offer ending on Nov. 1st 2017 of our available works below to find the perfect piece for your home or office. Each attending artist's profile are detailed below.
REN Gallery and our artists thank you for your support in helping emerging artists and local galleries succeed!!
Louis XXX gracefully expresses his poetry on the canvas, often inspired by romance, and delivering messages that are uplifting to the viewer. His figures are simple and childlike, nestled in a big city with bold bright colors. His characters find themselves with eyes closed, taking a moment of reflection for themselves, alone high above the noise of the city on a fire escape. Most recently Louis was approached by designer Alexx Brown to do a line of fine art fashion, painting directly on his couture line of silk shirts, denim and jackets. They will premiere in Paris during fashion week in Fall 2017.
Louis is an internationally recognized artist and has been featured in the Nieman Marcus “The Art of Fashion Collection”, exhibited in the Cotes Hotel in Paris, LAB Art Los Angeles, REN Gallery as well as cited in a variety of publications such as Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and the featured cover of Exhibit A art magazine. He currently resides in Los Angeles, and is originally from Buffalo NY born 1961.
American born in 1968, Rob Grad is a multidisciplinary artist and musician. His visual work has been featured in solo exhibitions, group exhibitions, and he has received commissions from individuals and corporations. One of his most recent commissions, “SF” hangs in the San Francisco International Airport. His heavily layered work is the result of an intricate and time consuming process he developed which combines his photography, paintings and drawings. Using plexiglass, wood and an assortment of other 3D objects, the images are assembled both digitally and physically. His music career began fresh out of high school when he signed a record deal with RCA Records with his band Kik Tracee. They were featured on MTV, toured the US, and performed with acts such as Bon Jovi and Joe Walsh. His musical works have been featured in movies and TV shows on networks including HBO, CBS, ABC, MTV, the WB. He is also a partner in the marketing and creative services firm, Ideas Agency and was a TEDx speaker in Culver City, California.
In this series of abstract portraits Rob offers an exploration of how we feel about and perceive ourselves internally versus how we represent and project that identity into the world. Each figure makes a bold statement on the surface with confidence and bravado before dissolving into abstraction. The contrast of thick black lines, white shapes and swirling colors with physical space between then, suggest a gulf between the outward statements we make and the internal realities behind them. Three layers of plexiglass are stacked with 1/2” (13mm) space between them. Black and white acrylic is painted on the back of two layers with a simulated multiple exposure photograph in front. Each montage contains photographs of a human torso, layered with abstract paintings, photographed and exposed onto the original picture.
Nicholas Tredway’s paintings stylistically dance between Op art and Futurism, reflecting Tredway’s journey through life. Trains, spaceships, aliens, and lasers taken from his first influences from Atari and Nintendo games, and 80's sci-fi movies; to his adult artistic influences of Stella, Rothko, Basquiat, Van Gogh, Bridget Riley, Al Held and Gerhardt Richter, Tredway blends these influences together creating alien worlds to the viewer, but represent Tredway’s very familiar, internal home in every way.
Intense and surreal, the complex arrangements in Tredway’s paintings convey color theory at its best. Sharp clean lines constructing geometric shapes, and gradient transitions of color within the buildings, mechanical objects and fantastical creatures painted over highly contrasting color combinations in the background, playing off one another forming optical illusions of movement and three-dimensional effects. Tredway’s signature spirals create a midline curtain. In the midst of highly structured composition, Nicholas conveys playful spontaneity in his work with little sprinkles of plant life that spring up in the midst of a very technical world.
Originally from Indiana, Tredway now lives and works in Los Angeles.