The Dirtyland: The Art of Brian M. Viveros’ & Print Release for ‘Matador’

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The Dirtyland: The Art of Brian M. Viveros’ 

Published by Thinkspace Editions

The debut collection from Brian M. Viveros. 216 pages documenting eighteen years of his work including essays, interviews, behind-the-scenes and much more. An absolute must for any fan of his work.

Available for $40 this Saturday at Thinkspace starting at 5PM and then you will be able to have Brian sign your copy. Signing is from 5PM to 6:30PM. Books will be on sale all evening long (opening for ‘Matador’ goes until 10PM). As an added bonus, all that purchase Brian’s new book this Saturday will receive a free bookmark as well (see below). There are no phone or internet sales at this time.

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Books will be available online in the next week or so. We will send out a mail announcing once all is ready for on-line sales. Please note there will be a supply of signed copies available (at no additional cost) for on-line sales as well and the first handful of orders will also get a copy of the free bookmark shown above.

We’re very excited to share his new book with you all, it came out just beautifully.

So much awaits at the opening of ‘Matador’ tomorrow night. We can’t wait for you all to experience it! Viva la Viveros!!! 

Brian M. Viveros

‘Matador’

Book Signing & Print Release:

TOMORROW – Saturday, November 7th 5:00-6:30PM

Opening Reception:
TOMORROW – Saturday, November 7th 6:30-10PM

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FREE 11×17″ SHOW PRINT to all that attend the opening reception (shown above).
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THE FIRST OF TWO NEW PRINTS AVAILABLE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

Brian M. Viveros
‘Undefeated’
16×18 inches
Edition of 75
Hand-signed and numbered by the artist

$200 each

In-person sales only at this point. Prints will go on sale this Saturday, November 7th at 5PM once we open the doors to ‘Matador’.

No phone or online sales available at this time. If any prints remain after this weekend, we will share them online late next week. We will let all know if any remain this Monday via our social networks. Thank you.

brian viveros print

 

THE SECOND OF TWO NEW PRINTS AVAILABLE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

Brian M. Viveros
‘Forbidden’
15×20 inches
Edition of 75
Hand-signed and numbered by the artist

$200 each

In-person sales only at this point. Prints will go on sale this Saturday, November 7th at 5PM once we open the doors to ‘Matador’.

No phone or online sales available at this time. If any prints remain after this weekend, we will share them online late next week. We will let all know if any remain this Monday via our social networks. Thank you.

 brian viveros

Thinkspace is pleased to present Matador, featuring new paintings, prints and charcoal works by Brian M. Viveros. This highly anticipated solo exhibition, opening November 7, is the first comprehensive presentation of all new work by the artist in years, and will feature some of Viveros’ largest and most accomplished paintings to date. The epic gallery takeover will include a site-specific installation, props and source materials from the artist’s studio, a new large-format sculpt, created in collaboration with Pretty In Plastic, and the release of a 216-page full color art book, the artist’s first, with essays, interviews and behind-the-scenes. Inspired by the tempestuous Spanish tradition of bullfighting, Matador takes Viveros’ iconic Dirtyland to blazing new heights and bloody new recesses.

Known for his phenomenally detailed and hyperrealistic paintings, Viveros’ world is a complete universe unto itself. The “Dirtyland,” well-known by Viveros fans and collectors, plays host to a long cast of recurring female characters; part vixen, part superhero and all bad-ass. These unapologetic survivors, often bloodied and bandaged, smoking and defiant, have the battle scars to boast their warrior worth. Long fascinated by the figure of the Matador and its implicit theme of conquest and survival, Viveros reinterprets the Spanish tradition through the lens of an uncompromising feminine imaginary. The artist’s well-known “bad-girls” emerge victorious in Matador, embodying the power, passion and poetry of the bloody sport.

Viveros has pushed his execution of detail to new extremes. Working with a personal collection of historical props, like a hand-embellished bullfighter’s jacket from the 1940’s and his signature collection of helmets and head gear, the new work incorporates highly detailed, ornate patterns from Spanish textiles and objects. Viveros includes historical motifs from this cruel, and yet passionate, spectacle of violence; bullfighting pits man, or in this case woman, against the brute force of nature in a highly ritualized and symbolic dance of death, an intense aesthetic tradition that resonates clearly with the artist’s work. Viveros harnesses this raw energy in new paintings that ooze carnal ferocity and physical presence. The diversity of the color palette is also new for Viveros in Matador, as he incorporates stark tonal contrasts between warm and cool hues, crimson reds, pastels and brilliant golds, to bring minute textural details to life.

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