Artist Deedee Cheriel’s new exhibition “Natural Resource” opens tonight at KP Projects/MKG from 7:00-10:00pm. The exhibition will be on display from August 1 – 29, 2015.
Deedee Cheriel’s works are narratives based in identity and mythology. Drawing inspiration from punk rock, feminism, and temple imagery from her native India, Cheriel’s “Natural Resource” paintings explore figuration, color, and textures while capturing moments in time. Water, fire, stone, air, and lush gardens contextualize the mythologies that are presented by the artist. Modernist in context, paintings such as “Dark Night Soliloquy” wrestle with the traditions of western painting. Maternal bird-women clinging to their offspring are both contemporary and evocative of historical depictions of Madonna and child. Bright foregrounds leap out of ominously black and white skies, suggesting Cheriel’s migration into new artistic territory while maintaining a dialogue with the past. This body of work mixes ancient legend with modern life, predator with prey, east with west, and man with beast – weaving an appropriately complex tapestry of the societal fusion that defines our contemporary world.
“Natural Resource” is a collection of vibrant, emotive, and otherworldly new pieces by the prestigious international painter whose work has garnered rave reviews and features in prominent art publications such as Taschens Illustration Now Vol 5., Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose, Blackbook, Kult, and American Art Collector.
About the Artist: Deedee Cheriel entered the art world as a teenager, designing T-shirts and record covers for the Oregon music scene of the early ’90s. By nineteen, she had joined several bands, founded her own record label, and co-created the semi-autobiographical film Down and Out with the Dolls. She has lived and exhibited in many countries, including Denmark, Honduras, Chile, England, Portugal, Spain, and India. Now based in Los Angeles, Cheriel’s work is rooted in her deep love of nature and keen observations on interpersonal relationships.
Artists and celebrities like Marisa Tomei, Katy Perry, Rooney Mara, Shepard Fairey, and Atticus Ross collect her paintings with enthusiasm. Cheriel’s work can has also be seen on screen in Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Grey’s Anatomy, and Maron.
To learn more about the artist, visit her website and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
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