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Aubrey Rhodes

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Birthplace
California

Birth year
1977

Lives in
Melbourne

Works in
Melbourne, Australia & San Francisco, California

Website

Schools
University of San Francisco, 2005, MFA

Representing galleries
Blender Studios, Melbourne

Tags
gallery pop mixed-media realism, government, publication, collective, arts-education mixed-media, street art, pop-art, iconoclast. icons pop modern, drugs, PRESCRIPTION, pharmaceuticals, addiction, traditional, photography, graffiti/street-art, figurative, conceptual

Statement

I work as a full-time artist and live both in San Francisco, California, and in Melbourne, Australia. My artwork has been offered by Cain Schulte Contemporary Art in Union Square, San Francisco, by Reaves Gallery in Chelsea, New York, by Art Equity, in Sydney, Australia and by Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio.

My paintings explore the contemporary self and its evolving sense of identity.  I investigate the influences of pop-culture, marketing, and news media on social and individual motivation and behavior, and I question the plausibility of the authentic individual.  Each painting is the result of a labor intensive process comprised of scavenging and collecting newspapers and media materials to use as collage backgrounds that form suggestive narratives for the over-laying figurative images I paint on top.  Once the collage is created, the drawing and painting begins, and finally the piece is sealed in a thick coating of epoxy resin.  In early 2011, my series "Upload," based on Great Britain's Machin Head stamp, was exhibited at the Melbourne Affordable Art Fair and enjoyed a sold-out show.  My latest series, "Comic Relief," is a small series inspired by the TinTin comic and addresses a society's inclination to ignore the underlying social psychological patterns and behavior that threaten to destroy it.

In November of  2014, two year's of work, 20 paintings, will be on exhibit in a solo show at Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio.

 

Recent Exhibits

Aubrey Rhodes participated in these exhibits:

Jan, 2014 Director's Choice
Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery
 
Sep, 2013 Cinema 04 | 15 Artists - 11 Cities - 4 Countries
Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery
 
Sep, 2012 Cinema 03 | 18 Artists - 12 Cities - 4 Countries
Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery
 
Sep, 2011 Cinema 02 | 17 Artists - 12 Cities - 4 Countries
Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery
 
Dec, 2009 Art Basel Miami
4 Gallery
 
Oct, 2009 ArtSpan Open Studios
1890 Bryant Street Studios
 
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