Sunday, October 3, 2010

*RECAP* Brian M. Viveros' "The Dirtyland" @ Thinkspace Gallery


So after a eventful day at the this year's FilAmFest, we headed up to Brain M. Viveros' "The Dirtyland" at Thinkspace Gallery.  We ran a little late like always. We arrived at 10:02 pm with plenty of time spare.  But as we walked toward the gallery, we were abruptly stopped and greeted by a husky bearded doorman.  He says "we can't let no one in...doors are closed at ten".  Ten! WTF! The show runs till eleven.

So we walked away in utter disgust....and I stood envious looking inside at the artwork through the gallery window.  I was sad.

...but then the art gods spoke.

The gallery owner saw how pathetic I looked outside trying to view the artwork and decided to let the last group in.  I saw that door open and I immediately grabbed Mochi's hand.  We were inside! I thanked the owner explaining that we drove from SD to see the show.  He explained that the show was cut short because of the cops. Supposedly they are "crackin down".  Dont' know what that means.

Sweet we were in! Well, me and Mochi.  E.VIL and Twinks were still outside...oops... sorry guys.

[PRESS]  Celebrated fetish artist Brian M. Viveros is internationally embraced for his erotic paintings of doe-eyed beauties with Marlboros dangling seductively from their lips and has also recently been utilizing the medium of film to capture the dark and evocative debris that radiates from his mind. His paintings are a drunken mix of oil, airbrush, acrylic, and ink. In his work Viveros shines a light on his own inner world and society at large and aims to captivate even the most jaded eyes.

Viveros’ recognition accelerated with his participation in ‘The Art of Porn’ exhibition held in Switzerland (1997), where he exhibited alongside H.R. Giger. Since then Viveros’ work has been exhibited extensively in North America and Europe in numerous gallery shows and at Aqua Art Miami (2009) and GenArt’s Vanguard Fair (2008). His work has also been featured in numerous books including Les Barany’s ‘Carnivora: The Dark Art Of Automobiles’, Harry Saylor and Carolyn Frisch’s ‘Edgy Cute: From Neo-Pop to Low Brow and Back Again’, Matt Jordan’s ‘Weirdo Noir’, and Erotic Signature’s ‘The World's Greatest Erotic Art of Today – Vol. 1 and Vol. II’.

His work has also been featured in the pages of Juxtapoz (no. 118), Secret Magazine, In the Flesh, Skin Two, Drawing Blood, Darks Art, Joia Magazine, Tattoo Extreme, XFUNS Magazine, Let’s Motive, Truce, Digital Temple, Riviera Magazine, Uce Magazine, Ego Magazine, Real Detroit Weekly, .ISM Quarterly, Tattoo Society, Dark Art’s Parlour Magazine, Revolution Art, Iniciativa Colectiva, Fetish Magazine, and was also recently featured on the TV show ‘LA Ink’ (where artist Nikko Hurtado tattooed one of Viveros’ paintings onto a client).

Viveros made his directing debut in 2005 with his quietly eerie, boldly stylized short film Dislandia, a psycho-drama revolving around a young girl who exists in a desolate world full of dreamlike images that range from bizarre to symbolic and erotic. Southern, his latest surreal film, returns cinema to the unclean. Southern is an experience of primordial sights, sounds, and sentiment, blanketed by a fog of troubling eroticism and violence. Viveros was also recently featured on the Sundance Channel’s ‘Pleasure for Sale’ where they featured a behind the scenes look at the artist and the dislandic crew that helped him to create his film Southern.[via Brian M. Viveros]





















Mira, mira..."Dirty, Dirty" print. I wanted the framed one, but it sold out quick.

edition of 24 giclee print
18x24 on Museo portfolio rag paper / printed with Epson HDR ink
hand-signed and numbered by the artist


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