Shades, as used in this context, means a variety of emotions, even when those feelings are similar to each other, variously associated with thoughts, feelings, and behavioral responses.
Emotion effects the way autobiographical memories are encoded and retrieved. Emotional memories are reactivated more, they are remembered better and have more attention devoted to them. Through remembering our past achievements and failures, autobiographical memories affect how we perceive and feel about ourselves.
About Jimbo Lateff Jimbo Lateef is a Nigerian artist from Lagos, Nigeria (b.1999). He studied Art at Yaba College of Technology.
Lateef explore using modern calligraphy also known as contemporary calligraphy to represent his subject as an identity and style in art ranges from functional inscriptions and designs to fine-art pieces where the letters may or may not be readable, in my own aspect is not readable, it just a design that’s represents the forms of the subject.
What was the inspiration behind this latest body of work? What themes were you exploring?
My paintings talk about feminism. With this exhibition I wanted to talk about gender mandates, how the construction of our identity as women is based on the fulfillment of certain mandates or roles, and how, despite all the pressures, some of us sometimes disobey. Like Tara, who against all recommendations, vowed to adopt only female reincarnations on her path to awakening.
Unconditional surrender, waiting for Prince Charming or the criticism of the myth of romantic love are some of the themes that appear in the paintings. The patriarchy finds in the myth of romantic love the perverse key that exposes the heart of women as an offering of unconditional surrender and sacrifice.
“Never safe” one of my favorite works of this show speaks of the double discrimination suffered by black women due to male chauvinist and racist violence.
We’re excited to announce a very special edition with BRIAN M. VIVEROS (b. 1974 USA), his first edition to be offered in over a year.
“Undead” is a deluxe edition of 20 hand-embellished prints, each framed in a custom-made walnut frame with laser engraved design elements created by Viveros. This is the nicest edition we’ve ever published from the artist and we are thrilled to make this available.
Each print has been completely redone and hand embellished by Viveros using color pencils, gold paint, and airbrush on each print. Building them up & layering, taking each print to next level with added flesh tones, highlights throughout the eyes & lips + added blood to the fingers along with details added to the eyes + metallic golds and gold paint added to her crown of thorns and in her hair. Each work is truly a unique piece now, with so much embellishing done by the artist to each piece.
If all that wasn’t enough, Viveros is also going to include an original work on paper (8 x 10 inches / 20.3 x 25.4 cm) featuring his iconic Day of the Dead muerte imagery as an added bonus.
“I spent a lot of time hand embellishing each one of these beautifully deckled prints making each one very unique and one of a kind. I didn’t want to just make a few marks and say this is hand-embellished but really putting the time and details into each one Seeing that there’s only 20 in this edition, I felt why not really make this launch special and release it on a special day’ Dia de los Muertos’, also the day I was born. This is the first print edition I’ve done in over a year so I’m making it a good one. I’ve created 20 brand new, highly detailed drawings of my iconic ‘Viva la Muerte’ character, created with many mediums. Not just a doodle or quick sketch, but something meaningful for each of you that purchase to go with this beautiful engraved edition. Each original is different no two are a like created as it’s own piece.” – BRIAN M. VIVEROS
BRIAN M. VIVEROS ‘Undead’Edition of 20 Print Dimensions: 18 x 24 inches / 45.7 x 60.9 cm Framed Dimensions: 21.5 x 27.75 inches / 54.6 x 70.5 cm Each print has been extensively hand-embellished by the artist Laser engraved, custom hand-made walnut frame Bonus work on paper included with each edition Signed and numbered by Viveros $2,400
Please note that shipping charges will range from $250 to $450, based on where you live in the world.
Due to shipping limitations in certain countries, we are NOT able to sell to the following areas: Australia / New Zealand + Africa + all of South America
Available on Tuesday, November 2 at 10am Los Angeles / 1pm New York City via our web shop.