Gallery Opening: Exclusive Preview of West One's 'Freedom Suite' Opening Tonight at Environment LA
In anticipation of West One’s Freedom Suite opening tonight, Mare139 posted a slide show preview on his 12oz blog with candid behind the scenes photographs of the works in progress. The 12oz team got a first look at a couple of the beautiful paintings from this body of work.
Mare acknowledged “Though not literal in its relationship to graffiti the works express the gestures and rhythms closely associated to his memories as a writer.” West layers his draftsman-like line, learned through studying the architecture of letters, over ethereal painterly backgrounds. He focuses on shapes formed by the overlapping lines in each painting, filling them in and lifting them to the surface, creating rhythm and depth. These images are just a taste of what’s in store for the exhibition opening tonight.
Freedom Suite new work and public mural by West One
Opening Reception Friday September 30th 7-10pm
Environment 8126 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90048
September 30 – December 30, 2011