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  Exhibition of " Daniel Arango and Kevin Arnold: Faith as Model"
 

Daniel Arango VS. Kevin Arnold:

Faith as Model
                
            

    Date : December 18, 2014 - January 14, 2015
   Opening Reception: December 18, 2014 at 6:00 - 8:00pm

Chelsea, New York         


          Extremely different in their approaches to the language of painting, each artist offers a unique perspective on 
          what painting might be like when not participating in the current trend of copycat mediocrity and mechanical art, 
          a.k.a. “zombie formalism,” a term coined by Walter Robinson. Neither Arango and Arnold are interested in
          commenting on the history of painting nor being categorized in the art business. Instead, both have been following
          their own bliss in a world full of reductive and abstract paintings. 

          Daniel Arango draws obsessively in AutoCAD and prints his artworks on paper in a cereal box format. These
          images on cereal boxes draw upon the icons of the popular world, such as James Franco, Lady Gaga, Justin
          Bieber, Miley Cyrus, and Mother Teresa. He has embarked on a spiritual quest since 2010 by traveling all over 
          the world carrying a cereal box with him. Arango treats the box as a pseudo-religious object, and he performs 
          as he eats and shares the cereal with strangers. 

          Working from life rather than photos, Kevin Arnold updates and harnesses a vocabulary of Trompe-l'œil. By 
          choosing to paint objects with no immediate aesthetic value, he tricks us about  the distance between the day-
          to-day existence and our awareness by abstracting the represented reality. He employs the physical scale in oil
          painting as an original commodity as intended and plays with the shapes of the canvas, colors of the shadows,
          textures of the surface in oil paint. 


Daniel Arango



"Holy K in  Barcelona 2012"


Photo by Niko Vetoshkin
 

Daniel Arango



"Holy K Matthew"


5"(H) x 3 3/4"(W)x 1 1/2"(D)
Inkjet on Paper and Cereal Box
2014



Kevin Arnold



"Untitled (Box and Tape)"


28"x 3.3/4"x 9 1/4"
Oil on Panel and Paper
2014



Kevin Arnold



"Air Vent Grille with Fixed Blades"

15 1/4" x 16"
Oil on Panel 
2014


   

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