LeBasse Projects presents:
Shark Toof :: ‘Nature Will Always Win’
LeBasse Projects :: Culver City: June 18th – July 9th, 2011
Artist Reception: Saturday, June 18th 7-10p
Los Angeles, CA – After being featured in the recent Portsmouth Museum of Art's 'Outside/In' exhibition, Shark Toof returns to LA for his first major solo gallery show. 'Nature Will Always Win' will feature a series of paintings in Shark Toof's signature style, but will surprise his fans with a greater technical acumen than his traditional work on the streets.
The artist asks a series of questions through his new paintings: ‘What innate actions or pleasures do we suppress for the sake of nobility or acceptance? What are we if we do acknowledge our inner voice? How different are our patterns to those of animals?’
Shark Toof suggests that ‘Nature Will Always Win’ is an acknowledgment of the subconscious and the inner voice. Through dense glazes of paint, portraits, imagery of love and war, the issue is addressed.
With a book in production, his work entering museum halls and his prolific street work covering the US from NY to Miami to LA, Shark Toof is one of the bright new stars in Contemporary Street Art. Shark Toof is known for his street murals, stencils and wheat pastes – but for his debut exhibit with LeBasse Projects expect much more from this multi-talented artist.
About LeBasse Projects
LeBasse Projects is a contemporary art gallery committed to showcasing the talents of a select group of international artists. Since opening its doors in Los Angelesʼ Culver City Arts District in 2007, LeBasse highlights emerging talent and is focused on developing the careers of a select group including Yoskay Yamamoto, Mike Stilkey, Herakut, Nate Frizzell, Andrew Hem, Melissa Haslam, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, Thomas Doyle, Morgan Slade and more.
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