Great night at VISUAL with Jorge Gutierrez and his latest collection of paintings, The Parallax.
Craft brew was on hand as well as a killer sangria mix. The crowd was thick and adult beverages were flowing all night.
Art and commerce was in full effect as several pieces sold on opening night. The show will run until February 3, 2014, feel free to call 619 501 5585 for inquiries or stop by at 3776 30th street, North Park, 92104.
VISUAL Proudly Presents, "The Parallax" New Artwork by Jorge Gutierrez.
Saturday January 11, 2014, 6 -10 pm.
3776 30th street 92104
My name is Jorge Gutierrez and I'm a San Diego based painter. My work
represents my obsession of the symbiotic nature between reality
and the often unknown dimensions of the mind, the two coexist
harmoniously forever entwined by the threads of the conscious and
unconscious mind. I paint what i see out in the world as well as the
world that is inside of me.
My figurative work is my outer vision, how i choose to see things
and the people around me. I represent energy with abstraction and
playfulness between the subject and its surroundings, at times
fusing the two to convey a sense of oneness between space and
matter. I enjoy using layers of single strokes to create the illusion
of blending, some marks strategically placed and others just out of
pure impulse. These paintings; while representational are also loose
and at times messy, I find this technique incredibly pleasing.
My surreal and more graphically stylized work is a product of my
unconscious. I represent it as this dark being i like to call "nebula"
he is the physical manifestation of my unconscious, digging deep in
order to bring to the surface my most personal thoughts,dreams
and moments of self realization. These paintings are more colorful
and animated in order to balance the fact that the ideas originate
from the dark void that is the unconscious, in my opinion
everything comes from darkness, because every conscious act or
choice is first conceived in the blackest unknown that is the
This is why I consider both styles truly one single body of work,
one depending on the other in order to maintain the balance of a
single entity. Like day and night, like ying and yang, as above, so
dly Presents "The Parallax" New Artwork by Jorge Gutierrez.
Artist at VISUAL