Last night, AM was on hand at Jonathan LeVine for the preview of two great shows, Shag’s Voyeur (previewed/interviewed) and Stephan “Calma” Doitschinoff’s Novo Mundo.
Shag’s work is nothing less than magnetic from the second one enters the gallery. Each painting is sharp and vibrant in its given color palette, and all the works together form a rainbow that shocks the viewer’s senses! (Think of a “mod” fiesta for the eyes.) In addition to the paintings, there is an installation room, with floating metallic fishes complementing chic fish wallpaper.
Brazilian street artist Calma’s drawings and paintings combine Latin text and Latin American religious symbolism with pichacao (graffiti style of writing from Sao Paulo) to create a unique style that is at once classical and contemporary. A highlight of his current show is the piece Oratorio (pictured above), a beautifully depicted virgin encased in an intricately laser-carved altar.
Both shows run until December 20th. If you are in Manhattan, we suggest that you stop by and enjoy .
See all pictures after the jump.