From September 7-9, YESNIK and Jaybo will be holding a joint popup exhibition in Los Angeles at F-U (For the Unconventional). The two artists have collaborated in the past before (see Amsterdam 2017), sharing a background in 80s and 90s underground street culture and design and now taking similar artistic paths towards an increasingly abstract aesthetic.
For his part, the San Diego-based YESNIK will be presenting new pieces from his recent series of suggestively figurative compositions, created from textures, colors, and shapes taken from the natural landscapes he observed during his time living near the Sequoia National Park in Central California. Unlike his previous work, the new canvases from the American artist were painted without prior planning, but are instead free-flowing creations with vintage book pages from his journeys collaged onto the surfaces. Rounding out the new body of work will be his first sculptural pieces, large-scale works inspired by the Mojave Desert.
Versatile artist Jaybo Monk will be contributing a new paintings to the show, composite portraits that are sourced from photos, images of sculpture, and other material. These mashups from the Berlin-based French artist will be shown alongside some assemblages, like a sculpture of a walkman made from reclaimed wood.
Fri, Sept 7th — Private Preview: 7–8pm; Public Opening: 8–10pm
Open to the Public: Sat & Sun, Sept 8th – 9th: 11am–6pm
F-U (For the Unconventional) www.fortheunconventional.com / IG: @fortheunconventional
5514 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036