As part of the 29th annual Jersey City Art Studio Tour (JCAST), Deep Space Gallery is very proud to present JEWEL BOX // New Paintings by RU8ICON1.
WHEN: Friday night, October 4th, from 7-11pm for the Opening Reception. WHERE: 77 Cornelison Ave., Jersey City
RU8ICON1 will be on the premises—come meet him and speak with him about his work!
This will be RU8ICON1's second solo show at Deep Space. He has also exhibited with us at the gallery in several group shows, off-site pop-up exhibitions including one at Novado Gallery in downtown Jersey City, and at Superfine Art Fair during Frieze week in lower Manhattan. Read about JEWEL BOX in RU8ICON1's own words below.
JEWEL BOX // New Paintings by RU8ICON1:
“A jewel box is exquisite and ornate; a collection of precious things that are rare and brilliant and clever – the few best pieces culled from the dross. But if you blur your vision just enough then each story, each moment, each cube of light becomes an astounding mosaic of life in time, shocking and gorgeous and unexpected. Every glimpse is more rare and precious than any emerald or ruby, and all of us are rich as kings if we just choose to see.” —RU8ICON1
About the Artist:
Ru8icon1 creates paintings and murals. He lives in Barcelona and is represented by Deep Space Gallery in Jersey City. His paintings celebrate color and brushwork and often speak about the common man in modern society, the global village and post-colonialism. In recent years he has spearheaded social action projects in struggling areas by bringing public art to neighborhoods otherwise left behind in urban beautification efforts. He works closely with the communities he paints in.
- RU8ICON1 paints with L'Hospitalet-based urban art association, Contorno Urbano, interviewed at minute 3:59 - 5:20 (2019): http://www.rtve.es/m/alacarta/videos/para-todos-la-2/contorno-urbano-interviene-artisticamente-espacios-publicos/5396936/?media=tve
- RU8ICON1 for the mural & urban art Core Festival in Santa Coloma de Gramenet (2018): https://vimeo.com/311463050
- RU8ICON1 paints 2 new murals in Philadelphia's Harrowgate neighborhood & Kensington (2017): https://streetsdept.com/2017/06/21/rubicon1-comes-to-philly
- RU8ICON1 interview with Barcelona-based street art blog No Grey Walls (2019): http://nogreywalls.org/interview-with-ru8icon/
As part of JCAST 2019, Deep Space will cohost a live music event in their first floor project space on Friday evening, October 6th, at 11pm as RU8ICON's Opening Reception comes to a close. Please join us for this very special night of live music with Ian Kenselaar & Friends!!