Brian Gross Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent paintings by California artist, Rex Yuasa, opening at One Post Street, San Francisco. On view will be six, luminous abstract paintings that investigate the sublime and ephemeral qualities of painting. The exhibition continues through November 18.
Yuasa achieves a brilliant, sensory color experience by layering acrylic, oil and alkyd paint over large square canvases. The artist uses the language of abstraction to express the complexity of color with non-traditional combination of metallic, pearlescent, transparent and fluorescent paints. Intricate layers are applied to the to the surface, resulting in an expansive depth-of-field in which color mixes optically. Yuasa's body of work originates in the concept of void, as the artist describes, "a non-signifiable space in which no structure or textuality, hence no narratives would apply."
Born in Tokyo, Yuasa received his B.F.A. in 1990 at San Diego State University, and his M.F.A. at California Institute of the Arts in 1992. He has exhibited in museums and galleries in both the United States and Japan, and his work is in numerous public and corporate collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan; the Nerima City Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; and the Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Tochigi, Japan. The artist currently lives in San Diego and teaches painting at the University of California, San Diego.
One Post Street is located at the intersection of Post, Market, and Montgomery Streets, next to the Montgomery BART Station. Lobby hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm.