Chimera is a group show at GR gallery in New York this June featuring three different generations of pioneering artists – 1010, Ron Agam and Nelio – whose works investigate and advance the discourse around colours and patterns, optical illusion, abstract geometry and urban culture.
One of the highlights of the exhibition is the latest artworks on canvas by 1010. The artist has just started to paint in Paris the biggest work of urban art ever executed: a two-mile road in the centre of the French capital – hints of which you can see displayed here.
"Chimera investigates the visual destabilisation through the artistic output of three artists and their mastery of the line and the exploration of pure colours and shapes to create mixed media artworks of intense vibrancy and life," explains the Gallery. "The exhibition’s title refers to a visual illusive approach and also reflects and criticises aspects of contemporary fictitious society."
The avant-gardist show – mixing polished Perspex, pure pigments, mirrored glaze, thick epoxy, wood panels, canvases and paper cuts – will reveal twenty new artworks devoted to deceptive optical effects, bright and joyful colours that mislead our perception just as our interpretation of facts is tricked daily.
Chimera runs until 10 June 2018 at GR gallery in New York.