Orphaned Angles

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In The Garden of Asnovour 102" X 113" © Courtesy of the artist & The Van Der Plas Gallery
Orphaned Angles

156 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
December 12th, 2013 - January 12th, 2014
Opening: December 12th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

east village/lower east side
212. 227. 8983
Wednesday – Sunday 11:00am – 6:00pm


Van Der Plas Gallery is proud to present Orphaned Angels, paintings and recycled sculptures by
artists Konstantin Bokov and Ross Brodar. “Orphaned Angels is an archetypal story of inner
journey, the great gentleness hidden under our apparent monsters and pained creatures,” says
gallery owner Adriaan van der Plas. “We resonate with the lightness, even while we observe the
strange, vulnerable and grotesque.”
The paintings in this color explosive show range in size from Bokov’s smaller works on paper
(9”x 12”) and varied recycled pieces to Brodar’s wall-sized “In The Garden Of Asnovour” (102”
x 113”). Also included is Brodar’s “Wall Of Faces” (48” x 120”), a grid made up of 18 paintings
on discarded wooden beams.
Brodar’s primitive, raw figures compliment Bokov’s whimsical and fanciful narratives. Both are
self-taught artists whose work challenges the status quo of contemporary art. The force of their
spirits and unique vision have earned them each many accolades.
Brodar’s work has been featured at The Outsider Art Fair as well as the American Museum of
Visionary Art in Baltimore, Ward Nasse Gallery, KS Art Gallery, Kentler International, Wares for
Art, Pablo’s Birthday Group Show, Galerie BelAge in Westhampton, and Gaga Art Center. His
work is also in the office collection of Ogilvy and Mather headquarters in New York City.
Bokov’s work is in the permanent collection of the State Art Museum of Vladivostok. He has
appeared alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring at the Now Gallery and in other
shows around the world, including the Emerging Collectors Gallery, Morin Miller Gallery, The
Grant Gallery, and the Monique Goldstrum Gallery. He showed at the 2008 European Outsider
Art Fair in Vienna and the Outsider Art Fair in New York. He had his first solo show with Van
Der Plas Gallery in 2012.