To Destroy Something Beautiful

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To Destroy Something Beautiful
Long Beach, CA 90804
November 1st, 2008 - November 29th, 2008

long beach
mixed-media, graffiti/street-art, conceptual, pop, surrealism, figurative, traditional


Phone Booth Gallery is proud to present “To Destroy Something Beautiful,” a solo exhibition of acrylic paintings by San Diego based artist Nathan Deyoung. The exhibit will run From November 1, 2008 to November 28, 2008, and the opening party will be held on November 1 from 7pm-11pm.  The All Ages event will be located at 7562 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90046.

Deyoung’s working techniques include a combination of meticulous brush renderings and explosions of abstract color.  Refusing to join the slew of contemporary epigones perpetuating styles and imagery, “To Destroy Something Beautiful” provides us with a peek into the artist’s potential as a young adept painter, as well as a comprehensive view into his complex thought process.

Deyoung compares and contrasts beauty and destruction.  Based off of his interactions and relationships with people in his own life, he deduces that it’s the strengths and weaknesses within each person that make them human.  “If nothing is ruined is it possible to appreciate something pure?” he says, implying his paintings are much more than pretty pictures.

Unexpected from subject matter, to technique, to proportions, his paintings act as attention grabbers.  Jumping off the wall and reminding us we are all human; whether it’s an unexpected encounter in a ladies restroom, or the beautiful destruction of a past relationship.