Over the Influence is thrilled to announce the opening of our third gallery location in Bangkok, Thailand with the inaugural presentation, CLEAN JELLYBEAN, a solo exhibition by American artist Todd James.
This new series of paintings was created in the artist’s New York City studio over the course of the last year. From James’ signature, visual language emerged new formal elements––smooth, clean surfaces, juicy compositions, and lush vibrant palettes. The absence of outline and spray presents super graphic color forms, enlivening old subjects and themes in an entirely fresh way. For the artist, the vibrant palette and candy-coated surfaces of the canvases felt lively and upbeat during a terribly gloomy time.
With the architecture and layout of the new exhibition space in mind, the artworks of CLEAN JELLYBEAN are punctuated across the gallery’s floors, each space distinguished by key motifs, such as surreal interiors, geopolitical scenes, and the candid yet surprising portraits of women, all rendered in vibrant, saturated palettes. The paintings in CLEAN JELLYBEAN play on the idea of infinite war, with a dynamic combination encompassing cartoon tanks, snipers, and silhouetted figures, wherein objects, ground, and space at once melt together, while also remaining distinct, clean, and crisp.