Jesús Benítez opens THESIS with new work at Fifty24SF Gallery, San Francisco

Mexican artist Jesús Benítez better known for his distinct murals full of fantastical narratives and science fiction continues his journey down that path with his current solo show at Fifty24SF Gallery , titled ‘THESIS‘.

Here are some of his newest works revealed this past Friday, July 11th.  To see the works in person please contact gallery@fifty24sf.com for an appointment.

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At Fifty24SF Gallery: ‘THESIS’, a solo show and new mural by Jesús Benítez

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Tonight marks the opening night of the first North American solo show of famed Mexican muralist, Jesús Benítez aka Dhear.  Showcasing new works in the terrain of his previous themes and narratives, his paintings and a new mural currently installed at Fifty24SF gallery display his talented inspirations much influenced by sci-fiction and technology.

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Work in Progress: ‘Thesis’ by Jesús Benítez opens Friday, July 11th!

Mexican muralist and artist  Jesús Benítez, known previously as ‘Dhear’ made his way to San Francisco this month and has been focused on the preparations for his solo show, ‘Thesis’ at Fifty24SF Gallery.  Set to open this Friday, July 11th, 7pm, the show marks his first North American solo show after several duos with Smithe One.  Despite recurring health difficulties and challenges,  Jesús has been steadily working his beat and maintaining his presence in the world of street art and muralists.  His latest mural, gargantuan in size covered a giant facade of a public Hospital in Mexico and took him about a month to complete.  The ambitious project won him over many more admirers of his work and put a stamp on his talent as one of the up and coming visionary muralists of his generation.

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He’s currently working on a distinct mural inside the Fifty24SF Gallery for the show and we are covering his progress as he works:

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Preview of ‘THESIS’ by Mexican muralist and painter, Jesus Benitez

Take a sneak peek of the up coming show ‘Thesis’ at Fifty24SF Gallery by famed Mexican muralist and illustrator Jesús Benítez (also known as Dhear).  The show will mark the young artist’s first North American solo-show, opening July 11th, 2014, 7PM.  Visit www.fifty24sf.com for more information. JesusBenitez Dhear Thesis fifty24sf004 Preview of THESIS by Mexican muralist and painter, Jesus Benitez upper playground thesis street art San Francisco north america Mural mexico Jesus Benitez Graffiti FIFTY24SF Gallery dhear JesusBenitez Dhear Thesis fifty24sf005 Preview of THESIS by Mexican muralist and painter, Jesus Benitez upper playground thesis street art San Francisco north america Mural mexico Jesus Benitez Graffiti FIFTY24SF Gallery dhear JesusBenitez Dhear Thesis fifty24sf006 Preview of THESIS by Mexican muralist and painter, Jesus Benitez upper playground thesis street art San Francisco north america Mural mexico Jesus Benitez Graffiti FIFTY24SF Gallery dhear JesusBenitez Dhear Thesis fifty24sf001 Preview of THESIS by Mexican muralist and painter, Jesus Benitez upper playground thesis street art San Francisco north america Mural mexico Jesus Benitez Graffiti FIFTY24SF Gallery dhear

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Jesus Benitez opens his first North American solo show at Fifty24SF Gallery, San Francisco – July 11th, 2014

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Mexican muralist and illustrator Jesús Benítez (also known as Dhear) is recognized for his unique work on a variety of mediums that range from paintings, sculptures to murals installed all over the world. With roots in graffiti, Benítez developed his signature style from a complex evolution of techniques influenced by his passion in literature, Sci-Fi movies, nature, and the works of Moebius and Roger Dean. His fantastical characters and subject matters foretell a breaking down of human structures and its technology. It also focuses on how these deconstructions can take on organic forms that merge with bacteria, fungi and parasitic life forms resulting in strange creatures and psychedelic worlds. Fifty24SF Gallery is proud to present ‘Thésis’, the first North American solo-show by Jesús Benítez, showcasing his unique presence in the world of street art and muralists.

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David Choe’s Special Edition Laser Etched Boxes are in Progress

Artist David Choe is working on releasing limited edition books that are related to his last major installation and show in Mexico City  titled ‘Snowman, Monkey, BBQ’.  Each book will come with a print and an etched wooden box. Some of these boxes will be hand embellished and even hand painted by the artist. No announcement of when these books will be available have been made yet.

 

 

The creation of NIRAK’TUH by Curiot opens this weekend at Fifty24MX Gallery, Mexico

Mexican American artist Favio Martínez, a.k.a. Curiot, is based in Mexico city and has become one of the most recognized street artists of his generation. His unique style with references to traditional Mexican folk art, is defined by fantastical figures of pre-Hispanic characters that come alive in colorful fusions of bodies and unlikely creatures. These figures called “curiotis” arise from his inspirations found in ancient cultures and reflections over our consumption and pollution of the environment. Curiot’s work has been shown in galleries such as La Crema, La Mano Gráfica, Baseveintiuno, David Alfaro Siqueiros, MACAZ Museum, Museo Arte Moderno, MUJAM , Centro Cultural Border, Thinkspace Gallery of L.A. and the FFDG of San Francisco. He has taken on multiple mural projects in Mexico, USA and Europe along with other renown artists from around the globe.

Hi latest works will be exhibited in Mexico City at Fifty24SF‘s sister gallery, Fifty24MX, titled ‘The creation of NIRAK’TUH’. For more information visit: Fifty24MX

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“The creation of Nirak´tuh is the most recent exhibit of artist Favio Martínez “Curiot” (Michoacan, México) presenting a series inspired in the element of fire as a component of the duality of Creation – Destruction. In this new series, Curiot creates a collection of characters lead by Nirak’tuh, the sun god, who announces a new cycle in the history of the planet. The bodies of these deities are conformed by intricate structures that unveil pyramids, animals, sea flora, stone effigies, embroidery, lava, cactuses, sacred geometry and several ornamental elements that complement each other with knitt and other material compositions. This is how the creation of Nirak´tuh presents a group of archetypical creatures that reveal in their nature infinite universes that can be discovered layer by layer through the eyes of the spectator.” – Fifty24MX

Here’s a sneak peek of his show:

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For fans of Curiot, check out our Upper Playground x Curiot collaboration tee available here.

‘La Doncella Ponzoñosa’ by Brie Martín López with SANER characters that come to Life

Upper Playground artist, Edgar ‘Saner’ Flores collaborated  with famed Argentine writer, Brie Martín López for ”La Doncella Ponzoñosa’ to design all the  fantastical characters for the show. The story line embedded with characters facing existential questions about life from a series of dilemmas, test and uncertainties are amplified by the impressive costumes and masks designed by SANER.

The theatrical show marks a unique opportunity for fans of SANER to see characters come to life.  The show premiered in April and is on going until June 29th, 2014.

Location: Teatro Julio Castillo: Centro Cultural del Bosque, Paseo de la Reforma y Campo Marte, Col. Chapultepec-Polanco Del. Miguel Hidalgo.

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Upper Playground is proud to release new designs by SANER

Famed Mexican illustrator and muralist SANER just released two beautiful designs exclusively for Upper Playground (See Saner’s UP collection here). We asked him a few questions about his illustrations and its inspirations:

 Q1: Tell me about the titles of the 2 art works and why you named them that way.

The first (Kiwi Spirit)  is inspired by the trip we took to New Zealand earlier this year as I tried to find the relationship between the our two countries. Like creating a bridge that united these cultures and create a whole new culture inspired by icons representing each location.

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The second (The Storm) is inspired by the battles we fight every day, to always know that we must be firm in our decisions and assume the consequences that these decisions bring into our lives.

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Q2: Do you have an all time favorite tshirt?

Not yet, I have my favorite stages of life. For instance as a child I loved a San Francisco 49ers shirt and the Raiders logo has always captivated me. Now I enjoy making designs on shirts and imagine that some people have the same emotion I feel when I wear the shirt.

Q3: If you were a color which color would you be and why?

I think subconsciously the color red comes up because it has been one of the tones that has marked all my work and that is a fundamental part of my palette. It reminds me of the  passion and commitment that I must have every day.