We recently got a peek at the new body of work that Dave Kinsey has been working on for his upcoming solo show at The Trace Gallery in Zurich, Switzerland. After working with Absolut Vodka on their limited bottle design, having his art reproduced on the Californian Kenwood Vineyard label, and being named as one of the 100 most influential artists by Complex magazine, Kinsey is focused on his 2 shows for the year. This one, and a special pop-up solo show at FFDG in San Francisco on Sept 5th. Opening on the 28th of August and showing until the 26th of September, Casa Grande is a selection of paintings made in 2012 and 2013 focused on the human condition – our coexistence with others within physical or psychological spaces of our own making. While staying true to his figurative elements, portraits, and studies of different body parts, these pieces incorporate some new natural elements that have influenced the Kinsey since moving to the Sierras (see the video). Varying in media and sizes, the works feature Kinsey’s unmistakable color palette, with his recognizable bright oranges, as well as his powerful line work on canvas, paper and chipboard. The artist is transforming the entire space in order to create a site specific installation in which the pieces are will be displayed. By painting all the wall surfaces in warm grey, yellow, black and red, he adds more vibrant colors, depth and dimension to his works. There will be a limited edition giclée print available at the show, so make sure you get in touch with the gallery on time if interested.

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