“Catch Me If You Can” Art Opening by Ratur & Sckaro

1AM Gallery is pleased to present, “Catch Me if You Can” with French brother duo street artists, Arthur Maslard A.K.A. Ratur and Oscar Maslard A.K.A. Sckaro. The exhibition opens Thursday, November 5th, 6:30-9:30pm. The event is free and open to the public, atists will be in attendance.

RATUR and SCKARO have painted side by side their entire lives constantly pushing the envelope with their developed fraternal pursuit. Inspired by not only graffiti art culture but also by traditional European and Flemish paintings, the brothers respond to each other’s work producing ever more extensive polished pieces; consequently creating a kind of back and forth battle. They so eloquently named this battle, “Catch Me if You Can.”

"First Amendment" by Ratur

For advanced preview or questions email Adriana(at)1amgallery(dot)com.
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From the artists — “Hands are the fastest way to achieve something, which is why it is always present in our works. Hands are often the first link between the object and the human, between the painter and his work. They transmit on canvas what the painter imagines.

The character is important in our compositions but the identity is not , that is why the faces are rarely represented and hands are often more expressive than faces, they are enough to give the expression of the character.

We prefer to suggest a situation rather than represent it directly. This situation is often represented by characters in motion.”

Each painting of “Catch Me if You Can” is based off a computer-edited photo, usually of the artists themselves. They use the photo as a guide to manipulate depth of field, carefully rendering the foreground while allowing the mid and background to slip away into less contrasted illustrations. As a result, each painting contains in itself a sense of unreality; a dreaminess that seems to push forward out of the painting. The hands of his figures in particular seem to reach out of the canvas. Allying digital work and technical virtuosity, the series questions the painter’s place in our overwhelmingly digital society and challenges the relationship between street art and a more classical, academic current.

RATUR and SCKARO took after their father who was a graphic designer and photographer. After high school and studying visual communication they quickly gravitated toward graffiti after a chance meeting with a graffiti artist from the nearby town Rouen, Madkow. Their work has been mostly figurative in the studio and on the streets. They later formed the MV3 crew touring France and beyond painting at various festivals alongside other prominent graffiti crews.

Brothers Ratur and Sckaro

Media Opportunities
Interview and Studio Visit with Ratur & Sckaro
Interview with owner/founder/curator Daniel Pan
High-resolution images available upon request

Event Information
Catch Me if You Can
Opening Reception – Thursday, November 5th, 6:30-9:30pm
On View Through January 7, 2014
@ 1AM Gallery (www.1amgallery.com)
1000 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Behind the scenes: la préparation de RATUR

Getting prepped for tomorrow’s show while RATUR paints a mural on our exterior wall. At tomorrow’s opening night we will be showcasing a collection of his oil paintings on canvas. “Becoming Lucid” truly captures dreaminess and surreality of RATUR’s work. Not to miss! Be there or be square: Thursday, September 4th, 6:30 pm – 9:30pm.Ratur stretching canvas Ratur painting wallFor further art inquiries or to receive a preview catalog, email artsales@1amsf.com.

NEW PRINTS by Leon Loucheur

NEW PRINTS in the 1AM Boutique by Leon Loucheur! Limited edition, so swoop them up while they last. Find more of Loucheur’s new prints on display in-store or online.shark_print_1AMelephant_print_1AM(2)Find more prints at shop.1amsf.com.

 

NEW!! Vogue TDK Prints

Got some fresh new Vogue TDK prints in store alongside some of the classics! Only 20 prints available so get ’em while they’re hot.The print is available in-store or online at this link. Stay tuned for a new freight project from Vogue in Oakland now in the works. Stay in the know and follow Vogue on instagram @voguetdk! Look At My Six PackLook At My Six Pack” by Vogue TDK | Giclee print | 23″ x 17

Vogue TDK signing print editionVogue TDk signing the krylon spray can prints. Photo from Vogue’s instagram @voguetdk

 

Kamea & Defer: “Paradise Lost” Mural

In the aftermath of the “Paradise Lost” opening last week, it’s time to post some recap pictures of the progress of Kamea and Defer’s collaborative mural on our exterior wall. Stay tuned for photo updates about the other murals they painted while they were in the city.Finished WallIMG_7474 Read More »

“A Declaration of Color” closes Friday, August 1st

Sen2‘s killer solo show “A Declaration of Color” will soon be coming down so make some time before August 1st to pop into 1AM Gallery to check it out.  See his new canvas work as well as a New York water tower installation and colorful Sen2 mural on the side of our building.
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For more info, visit www.1AMGallery.com and for further art inquiries email artsales@1amsf.com.

 

SNEAK PEEK of “Paradise Lost”

We are stoked to welcome POW! WOW! Hawaii rep, Kamea Hadar, and LA graffiti pioneer, Alex Kizu aka DEFER to 1AM Gallery for their upcoming dual show “Paradise Lost” opening Thursday, August 7th. The collection focuses on how the modern world of urbanization has transformed the idyllic oasis of Hawaii. There will be illustrative hyper-realistic oil paintings along with complex multi-layered typographic works. For now, we’ve got these lovely sneak peek photos!

ParadiseLostShannaphoto (3)Stay tuned for more! As always, feel free to email artsales@1amsf.com for a preview catalog of the show.

Sen2 and the 1AM Crew

We had a great opening last Thursday for Sen2‘s solo show, “A Declaration of Color.” BIG thanks to all who came out !! 1AM Gallery is now decked out with some iconic Bronx style courtesy of Sen2. For those of you who missed out, click READ MORE to see some photos from opening night.  4IMG_4264

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Sen2 dons 1AM Wall with true Bronx style!

Check out Sen2‘s styling of our 1AM Wall! Stop by 6th and Howard to see it up close and pop in 1AM Gallery to check out his new show, “A Declaration of Color,” which showcases beautifully his layered and brightly colored mixed media paintings. Visit www.1AMGallery.com to take a look at the collection.

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“A Declaration of Color” opens TONIGHT, 6:30-9:30pm!!

1AM is truly honored to represent Sen2, an original graffiti writer from New York City. Sen2’s signature abstract graffiti style has been coloring the streets of New York City since the 80s when graffiti was born! Come meet the artist and get your black book tagged TONIGHT at the opening of his new 1AM show, “A Declaration of Color.” See you at 6th and Howard, 6:30-9:30pm for an epic party celebrating Sen2’s graff style and career (drinks and food included!). Check out this progress pic of Sen2 re-vamping our wall and a teaser shot of one of his pieces from the show.

Final12    Sen2 giving our wall some undeniable Bronx style

"Cypres" by Sen2“Cypres” by Sen2 | Mixed media on canvas | 24″ x 30″

For more info, visit www.1AMGallery.com and for further inquiries contact artsales@1amsf.com