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WAVES IN BLOOM

SABIO

JUN 1, 2018 – AUG 23, 2018

CONCEPT

DIESEL ART GALLERY is pleased to present
New York based artist SABIO’s
first solo show in Japan
“WAVES IN BLOOM” from June 1st, 2018 through August 23rd, 2018

SABIO offers a multifaceted show which engages viewers in a comprehensive sensory experience. His expressions cover a full range: painting, photography, video, audio landscape and direct to garment. At the core of his show, large scale paintings manifest his true vision. A conscious energy pattern vibrating the eternal cycles of nature. Within this momentum an awareness emerges reflecting Life’s very own sensitivities, births, deaths and rush as waves bloom and break right before our eyes.

SABIO is a cultural documentarian of NYC’s downtown scene. His photographs and video work transport you to a space where run-ins with artists, musicians, and skaters alike are an everyday occurrence, reflecting the reality of his community. While traveling in Africa and Europe, he explores a new medium by sampling sounds inspired by these journeys and orchestrates them by using an iPhone beat production. Through direct to garment, viewers are able to physically embody the patterns and textures exhibited in the show on one of a kind articles of clothing. This transforms his ideas and allows one to experience Waves in Bloom beyond the gallery walls.

CONCEPT
New paintings are based on the energy of waves, a consistent pattern that eventually crashes and breaks. Such is the commentary of life itself. All of the works in the show are painted in the rain. Water is a principle element. It signifies life. We are made of water, born in water. Patterns are metaphorically expressed in this new body of work and symbolic of human nature. With this burst of life force, water-waves-patterns are interrupted as we enter new beginnings and seasonal changes. Rebirth and blooming, patterns that were once held habitual can now break and crash and appear in this new space. Explosive colors and shapes transform memory, accessing the cycles that are already in nature. We enter the infinite gesture of life-death-life. Death does not mean our physical death, it is often a metaphor. The caterpillar does not fear the chrysalis as it closes itself in. It surrenders to the process knowing that in accepting the death of one form, a new form is born.
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BIOGRAPHY

  • SABIO

    Instagram : @theonewhoknows

    A New York based artist from a multi-cultural family with a lineage of arts, music, and sports, SABIO has continuously pushed boundaries, producing vibrant works that blend abstraction, color, and dynamic forms. A staple of the international graffiti movement, SABIO has been propelled to a unique podium where he shares a brilliant light with this vital community, bringing the movement to the forefront. The artist name, SABIO stands for “Supreme Articulation Bouncing in Orbit” and comes from the romantic Latin root “wisdom or all knowing”. As bodies of work emerge, he constantly finds new ways to reveal his inspiration rooted in conscious- ness, spiritualism, and historical allegories. His work has been exhibited in various group exhibitions and galleries worldwide and acquired by prestigious art collectors.

VIEW WORKS

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Title
WAVES IN BLOOM
Artist
SABIO
Date
Jun 1, 2018 – Aug 23, 2018
Venue
DIESEL ART GALLERY
WEB
www.diesel.co.jp/art
Address
cocoti B1F, 1-23-16, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Tel
03-6427-5955
Hours
11:30 - 21:00
Holidays
Non-Regular Holiday
Coordinator
LUANOVA agency
Supported
SUNSHINE JUICE
SIGNING
June 23, 2018 15:00 - 17:00
> SABIO will be giving a signing at DIESEL ART GALLERY

INSTALLATION IMAGES

Photo : Reiko Touyama

Photo : Reiko Touyama

Photo : Reiko Touyama

Photo : Reiko Touyama

Photo : Reiko Touyama

Photo : Reiko Touyama

Photo : Reiko Touyama

Photo : Reiko Touyama

Photo : Reiko Touyama

Photo : Reiko Touyama

Photo : Reiko Touyama