David Choe’s Los Angeles Art Opening

Opening: Friday April 23, 2010
Exhibition Runs: April 23 – May 23, 2010
Location: 320 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills CA 90210

Lazarides Gallery will be opening NOTHING TO DECLARE this Friday April 23, 2010. This is Choe’s first return to LA after a six-year hiatus from exhibiting. The  notoriously mischievous artist and extremely prolific Choe has been creating new paintings, drawings, and sculptures for the 8,000 sq ft space in Beverly Hills.

Driven by an unquenchable thirst for life, Choe saps every possible drop of experience – good or bad – out of his tremendous adventures. From incarceration in a Tokyo jail to hitchhiking down the Mississippi River via paddleboat, freight train hopping city to city and hunting for dinosaurs in the Congo jungle, David weaves these encounters into his work projecting a dramatic and fantastical, often sexually explicit, vision of the world. In a recent interview Choe stated “I will take all my love all my hate all my pain all my rage, all my suffering and all my skills and experience I’ve collected over the years, and bring it to your doorstep, Los Angeles I’m coming home and when I come this time, I’m gonna come harder than I ever have before.

As one of the most technically proficient artists around today, no media is left untouched. Utilizing a combination of spray paint, oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache and urine, Choe works his magic on wood, cardboard, polyurethane and canvas. From the artist who first exhibited in an ice-cream parlor, expect no less than a sensory melting pot of life seen through his eyes

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Eli Consilvio