RERO: “GATED COMMUNITY…”
Fabien Castanier Gallery
2919 La Cienega Blvd., Culver City, CA
January 24 – February 28
The Parisian artist, RERO, will present his new work in the exhibition, GATED COMMUNITY…, at Fabien Castanier Gallery. His work examines the global proliferation of social and urban partitioning within modern society, through paintings on canvas, mixed media on wood, pieces on vintage books, sculptures, a multi-media video installation and more. While instantly recognizable from his distinctive visual style, his work contains within it an inherent fluidity as he explores myriad concepts.
For this exhibition, RERO aims to confront the barriers that define the spaces we inhabit, dissolving the rifts between the visible and the invisible, the secular and the sacred, text and their context. As he breaks down these links, he explores the effects of modern communication and movement which make delineating borders less and less pronounced. He proposes, “We are more and more frequently in transit between two places, between two properties. Between these two well-defined contexts there is the crossing, the transit – these non-places, these interchangeable spaces where the human remains anonymous, as Marc Augé defines it.”
The artist has had a successful year, having extended his practice in 2014 to major international institutions, from The Centre Pompidou museum in Paris to the Caixa Cultural program in Brazil. GATED COMMUNITY… sees RERO embrace an evolving aesthetic, while staying true to his conceptual vision.
RERO’s entire body of work, shown around the world, is interconnected and constantly in metamorphosis. GATED COMMUNITY… is the culmination of the artist’s exploration on the borders of “urban” and “nature,” as he pulls inspiration from the natural landscape, specifically that of the California desert. Having developed a fascination with the relationship between the exterior and interior realms and the boundaries that define them, RERO continues to place himself at the forefront of the urban conceptual experience.