Art Gallery Reception In Chelsea
The work of Pema Rinzin has an Asian influence and Buddhist overlays, as the artist is originally from Tibet. What captivated me was his technique, "the use of ground mineral pigments as a medium - gold, lapis, lazuli and green malachite," as described by the gallery. I have no idea what green malachite is, sounds serious though. These ground minerals looked like black ink on the canvas. The detail in the work is inspiring and if you look at the gold color in the work in the picture above, on the actual painting, it was the only mineral to gently lift off the canvas.
In the office of the gallery owner hung a piece by the artist Stephen Powers, or better known as ESPO. To me, I would describe his work as "Basquiat meets Andy Warhol." Our little group last night had the best time reading the painting and getting some great laughs from it, in particular this piece:
The beer last night was courtesy of Pabst Blue Ribbon and all the art is available for purchase. To learn more about the artists, the gallery and pricing, visit the gallery website here: http://joshualinergallery.com/