‘KALEIDOSCOPE’ BY MASAKATSU SASHIE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Masakatsu Sashie is a Japanese artist best known for his orb paintings of fictional world, filled with futuristic warnings about human’s tendencies for environmental dominance and over-consumption.

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“Nothing is made by humans completely from scratch. We are constantly searching through our limited resources to create, form and constitute what’s necessary for us to advance as a human race. And as time changes through our history, the structure of our human needs change and reshape itself constantly. The fragments of artificial landscapes continue to reshape and rearrange themselves in order to create brand-new landscapes within our limited world. The never ending process of creation and destruction is just another part of natural phenomenon that we faced from the past to present day.” Masakatsu Sashie

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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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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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