Juxtapoz Magazine – Brian M. Viveros is Painting “Mania”

Juxtapoz Magazine – Brian M. Viveros is Painting “Mania”

Juxtapoz Magazine – Brian M. Viveros is Painting “Mania”

Thinkspace Projects is thrilled to present Brian Viveros’s MANIA. The California-centered artist best known for his highly in-depth paintings of anti-pin-up doe-eyed “Female of Power” and his Dirtyland universe, brings an completely new body of get the job done to the gallery.

For his 7th present with the gallery, Viveros brings his most significant selection yet, with over 25 new items. Showcasing the attractive and yet barbarous subjects he is acknowledged for, each individual piece attracts from the electrical power of the female and its reconciliation of vulnerability, elegance, and electric power. His topics are fighters and survivors, they are the heroes standing tall, rendered immaculately, and just bloodied enough to remind us that they are formidable opponents not to be taken lightly. Viveros’ do the job elevates the iconography of the femme-fatale as a strong emblem of energy and retaliation: insubordinate beauties undaunted by the unruliness of a messy fight.

MANIA is a tribute display, it truly is a private display, and it really is a bit of a journey having viewers back again in time to the issues Viveros obsessed more than as a kid, the things that ultimately drove the MANIA inside of him. This body of operate is a obstacle and a correct development for the artist pushing him exterior his comfort zone into amazing new territory, not only in concept in scale, sizing, color palette, strategies and even mediums like watercolors, gouache, and spray paint.

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Consequently much, his perform has been about letting the viewer tell the tale. With MANIA he reclaims the narrator position, getting viewers on a quite personal journey. 

“MANIA is the Battle Royal of almost everything that adjusted my lifetime,” Viveros states. “Paying out homage and tribute to these kinds of influences and heroes like Batman, Superman, KISS, Nirvana, The early times of skating and the Bones Brigade, Bruce Lee & Quintin Tarantino, Conan the Barbarian, Excalibur, Cobra Kai, Question Woman, Lucha Libre, Wrestlemania, David Bowie, Star Wars, Boxing and much more!”

The MANIA collection signifies lots of noteworthy firsts which includes his most significant ‘Matador’ piece to date entitled ‘Solid Gold.’ His greatest comprehensive-bodied Evillast entitled ‘In this Corner’ is also existing in this selection, packed with element using a lot extra vivid shades and designs. The ‘Dirtyland,’ a person of his most iconic characters, returns on a substantial scale much more powerful than ever, with the return of spray paint components in Viveros’s get the job done.