This Saturday April 4th at 7pm, Fifty24SF Gallery in association with Upper Playground presents a print show by renowned artist Hajime Sorayama. The influential pin-up artist, recognized for his “sexy robot” paintings, gives fans and collectors a rare opportunity to see his art in person, as this is the Vargas Award winner’s first time showing his work in San Francisco. A selected collection of new and old prints will be available for purchase at Fifty24SF in Lower Haight, San Francisco. Below is a preview of some of the selected prints by Sorayama.
This Saturday April 4th at 7pm, Fifty24SF Gallery in association with Upper Playground presents a print show by renowned artist Hajime Sorayama. The influential pip-up artist, recognized for his "sexy robot" paintings, gives fans and collectors a rare opportunity to see his art in person, as this is the Vargas Award winner's first time showing his work in San Francisco. A selected collection of new and old prints will be available for purchase at Fifty24SF in Lower Haight, San Francisco. Below is a preview of some of the selected prints by Sorayama.
Fifty24SF Gallery in association with Upper Playground is pleased to present a special print show by renowned Japanese artist, Hajime Sorayama, opening April 4th, 2015. Sorayama is recognized world-wide for his uniquely imaginative, erotic style of paintings. The sleek chrome aesthetic of robotics in a hyper-sexualized feminine form has been a signature style for Sorayama that has spanned over 4 decades. Sorayama is a Vargas Award winner, the highest achievement in air-brush artistry. His art displayed in permanent collections at the MOMA, Smithsonian Institute and the US Library of Congress.
Considered as one of the most influential pin-up artists of our time, Sorayama will be making available for the time in San Francisco, a selected collection of his new and old prints. This will be a rare chance for his fans and collectors to see Sorayama’s work in person.
For more information about the artist and available prints please contact gallery@fifty24SF.com.
Exhibition dates: April 4th – April 26th 2015 Opening: April 4th 7pm
Fifty24SF Gallery 218 Fillmore St. San Francisco, CA 94117
FIFTY24SF is pleased to announce a closing reception to celebrate the success of Sam Flores' "A Light in the Darkness" on Saturday March 7th from 5-9pm at 218 Fillmore st. San Francisco, CA 94117. Artist in attendance.
With support from Valeie Liais du Rocher of Studio IWA and Upper Playground, Usugrow made his mark on Morocco with a mural in Marrakech's historical spice square, Rahba Kedima. The painting features his signature hand style stretched across the facade of the renown Cafe Des Epices, evoking influences from Kanji (Japanese), Arabic and English calligraphy.
Photos by Ralph Liais for Upper Playground
FIFTY24SF has undergone a transformation in order to embody the concept of Sam Flores' "A Light in the Darkness". The installation included special lighting techniques as well as changing the interior space to black. The artist specifically designed this particular body of work to appear as if it were levitating when placed in a dark room with light directed only on the canvases.
We're pleased to announce Sam Flores' upcoming solo-exhibition at FIFTY24SF Gallery entitled "A light in the Darkness", opening Saturday December 6th at 6pm, during the Lower Haight Art Walk.
The continuous theme in my work is "balance". The balance of good vs. evil, light and dark.
Throughout this new body of work, I'm focusing on light that comes from a dark place. People at one time or another experience negative moments in their lives, situations they feel that they can't outrun, like they are stuck in a shadow. No matter how dark things get, the most important thing, is to be able to hold on to the vision of that light, in order to keep hope and faith alive.
Without darkness you would never be able to notice how bright something can shine. I want to illuminate the human spirit and inspire people to hang on, strive for something better, keep their dreams, passions and love alive by holding onto the light, no matter how dark things seem around them. I have been fortunate enough in my life to have people shine a light on me, help keep me on my path and keep me from getting lost. Having someone there to help us navigate our own darkness, whether it's our subconscious, a thought, idea or even a creature, we all need to have "A Light in the Darkness."
Join us for an in store book signing and limited edition print release with Usugrow at the Upper Playground store in Lower Haight, San Francisco this Sunday, September 28th from 3-6pm. Pick up a copy of the book and print and have them signed by the artist himself.
FIFTY24SF is pleased to announce INKFLOW, a solo-exhibition by Usugrow, Opening Saturday, October 4th at 7:00pm. Book singing for his highly anticipated book "Works 2007-2013" and limited edition print release will be held Sunday, September 28th at 3:00pm at Upper Playground 220 Fillmore St. San Francisco, CA 94117.
Usugrow began his own artistic activity by creating flyers in underground punk and hard core music scene in early 90's. Since then, he has been involved in various album cover designs for bands and musicians regardless of genre, art directions and merchandises, and also collaborating with lots of skateboarding brands and fashion brands.
Usugrow expanded the range of his activity and done several solo exhibition at art galleries in Japan and overseas since 2005, and published his first monograph. In addition to his solo exhibition, he has been curating the group exhibition and book projects with Japanese artists since 2009.
He currently works on mainly illustration, painting and calligraphy as well as live painting, collaboration project with other artists and three-dimensional artwork.
WOLFBAT is now open for your viewing pleasure. Thanks to everyone for making it out to support Dennis and FIFTY24SF on our opening night. It was great to be able to share Dennis' labor of love with all of you. The chance to share multitudes of prints made via an intricate process of woodblock carving, to printing, to capture and then finally screen printing on paper alongside Dennis' original paper maché masks, collages and Viking Sails has been extremely rewarding and has had a transformational effect on the gallery space itself. If you haven't yet had a chance to check out the show, please mark you calendar, we'll have this up and running through September 28th.
Dennis Mcnett has been carving surly block prints for over 18 years. His encouragement as a kid came from his blind grandfather, who told him over and over again that his drawings were good. Later influences came from the raw high-energy imagery pouring out of the early 80's skateboard & punk rock scene and Norse mythology, particularly the nordic half-god half-wolf Fenris. Mcnett's work ranges from masks, installations and sculptures to unique hand-carved wood cut pieces, traditional relief prints, and graphics. Participating in both the fine art and design worlds, Dennis has created series’ for Anti-Hero skateboards, designed shoes for Vans, filled the windows of Barneys, NY, and participated in the Deitch Artparade. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Juxtapoz magazine, Thrasher and Complex Magazine. He wants to live until he dies. Breathing is good.
We are pleased to announce our upcoming solo-show entitled ‘Thésis’ featuring original artwork by renowned Mexican street artist, muralist and fine artist Jesús Benítez, formerly known by the moniker, Dhear. Having completed one of his most challenging tasks to date, a large mural for the Hospital Homeopático in Mexico City D.F. Benítez now looks ahead to his upcoming solo-show at FIFTY24 SF Gallery in early July. ‘Thésis’ opens Friday, July 11th 7:00pm at FIFTY24SF Gallery located in Lower Haight, San Francisco
We are pleased to announce our upcoming Holiday Print Show entitled "Playground Legends." The show includes limited edition prints from artists including Brian Flynn, Greg "Craola" Simkins, Dora Drimalas, Estevan Oriol, Herbert Baglione, Jayde Fish, Jeremy Fish, Mars-1, Miss Van, Morning Breath, Munk One, Nate Van Dyke, Pez, Sam Flores, Saner and Smithe.
Opening Saturday December 14th, 6pm
We are pleased to announce our upcoming solo show 'Street Anatomy' featuring original artwork by renown Austrian street artist, NYCHOS. Recognized world wide for his unique style with distinct anatomical explosions as subject matter, Nychos brings his talent and vigor of the Rabbit Eye Movement to San Francisco. 'Street Anatomy' opens Friday, April 18th 7:00pm at FIFTY24SF Gallery located in Lower Haight, San Francisco.