Remi Rough has been incredibly active in the past few years marking the globe repeatedly with his juicy geometric art on huge urban buildings, other unlikely structures and in numerous galleries and museums. The prolific international artist returns to SOZE Gallery in Los Angeles July 19th to open his latest installment of work in his solo exhibit “Remi Rough: Further Adventures in Abstraction.” This exhibit, featuring a mother-load of over fifty new works on canvas, wood and paper, continue the evolution of Rough’s aesthetic, adapted from the mammoth swallowing scale on the streets to intimate smaller works in juicy vibrant palettes. The crisp clean lines and darting yet fluid sense of movement in these works create a tension in their depth, while maintaining a minimal pristine quality in their draftsmanship.
SOZE Gallery has represented Rough since the opening of the gallery in its former downtown location nearly three years ago. Focused on the bridge between street art and highly designed fine art, the gallery has received national and international attention for its strong programming that combines the work of established international artists, such as 2501, Jaybo Monk, Ben Frost and Miss Van, with strong emerging work from national artists such as Caleb Hahne and Joseph Martinez. In addition, the gallery’s owner and director, Toowee Kao, has been dedicated to forming community and serving her surrounding area by forming and running CAMP2E, a nonprofit arts camp for Downtown LA youth. This program, founded with artist RETNA has provided local children the unparalleled experience of working side by side making art with the artists represented by the gallery.
SOZE Gallery opens the doors to its beautiful new location at 935 N. Fairfax Ave. West Hollywood, near New Image Gallery, Martha Otero Galelry and Known Gallery, with Rough’s solo exhibit, continuing this vision with the aesthetic and vision of one of its artists that has helped it earn its reputation. “REMI ROUGH: FURTHER ADVENTURES IN ABSTRACTION” runs until August 19th.