Over the Influence, Hong Kong is pleased to present “Rise and Shine” a group exhibition showcasing a selection of US-based artists.
Spanning generations, OTI’s roster is reflective of the dynamism of popular contemporary art today with a heavy influence from movements in the US. Featuring new sculptural works by Nicasio Fernandez and Ryan Schneider, alongside paintings by Adam Beris, Jonni Cheatwood, Andy Dixon, Aaron Johnson, LeRoy Neiman and Erik Parker, the exhibition will also include works by artists Camilla Engstrom, Gosha Levochkin, and Josh Reames who will be showing for the first time with Over the Influence.
Swedish artist, Camilla Engstrom’s practice encompasses painting, drawing, sculpture, and poetry. She explores autobiographical topics through humor, surrealistic landscapes, and figurative expression. Gosha Levochkin is a Russian-American painter, best known for his larger scale acrylic works in the tradition of ligne claire. His work represents the harmonious interactions of subjects who, naturally dismissing the bounds of cultural hegemony, are able to overcome and adapt to complicated situations. Josh Reames is an American painter who combines art historical references, computer graphics, labels, and everyday objects in a non-hierarchical manner referencing the way information is encountered today both the online and real world.
Together the works in “Rise and Shine” are a cheery collection offering a view of contemporary ideologies in bright hues and refreshing configurations.