Opening Reception: Saturday April 13th, 7pm - 9pm
Artist Eduardo "Bayo" Flores, depicts somber and melancholic worlds, where the main character is the psyche in an axis of conflicts. Characters appear in states of stasis or struggle, and tend to avoid frontal sight, turning their eyes towards themselves and exposing their fragility. Narratives simultaneously depict the rigor of obsessive details, the vagueness of repetition, and the sudden explosion of motion - all in an effort to express the architecture of his emotions, with a rare complexity that is never subtle.
Bayo was born in Mexico City in 1976. He has exhibited in Germany and Belgium. This is the artist's second exhibition with C.A.V.E. Gallery.
Joram Roukes' large oil paintings blend multiple, stylistic elements and references tosubcultures and popular culture in bold, colorful compositions. His stream of conscious style is expressed in collaged narratives of surreal imagery that reflects an acute observation of western society's excessive lifestyles, materialism and obsession with more. The 29 year old Dutch painter, incorporates references to American consumerism - Ronald McDonald, American football, Bambi, graffiti, cartoons - examples of things that distract from the underlying decay of western society.
Joram Roukes was born in 1983 in Lelystad, the Netherlands and currently working in his studio in Groningen. His works have been shown in London and Copenhagen. This is the artist's first show in Los Angeles.