Typically, I write write artist profiles for this blog. Today, I am going to let J.C. Amorrortu's words do most of the speaking:
"I was re-incarnated in the city of Lima, Peru on June 23rd into a family of thinkers, professionals and doctors. I remember at a very young age looking through my uncle’s books of medicine and pathology and reading books about the old master painters, hence developing a very especial interest in the human condition and anatomy. I have been doing art for fun since I was a little kid; now I do it as therapy, as a way to further my spiritual evolution in this planet, to have fun and to live.
I moved to Austin in December 21st, 2000. I hold a Bachelors degree in Graphic design, which with addition to all my art studies I have done, in both application and history, have helped me to find a balance in pursuing my vision. My work is difficult to put into one category. I refuse to be put into categories and/or styles. Art is my higher purpose and I march to the beat of my own drum. I acknowledge both the light and the dark in this waking dream we call life. Dreams, past experiences, traumas, fears, love, death among others intertwine to create something unique; sometimes funny, sometimes serious or both".
J.C.'s work will be on display until November 10th.
Join Gallery Lucid, J.C. Amorrortu, Juan Villegas and Kalee Espitia for the closing reception for the Miradas Profundas show being held from 6-9 pm at Gallery Lucid on November10th.
J.C. and Juan Villegas will be unveiling their first collaborative work together! These are two of our favorite Austin artists and we are thrilled to see what they have jointly created.
The most exciting part? We have no idea what they have in store for us. We know the magic of their individual efforts and can only imagine what will be produced collaboratively. Come be surprised with us!
Collaboration is key! Each piece was created by two or more artists, and that vibe of coming together resonated throughout the run of the show, with collaborative music, dance, tea service and more throughout the last month. What a show Merging Perspectives turned out to be!
Now it's coming to a close this Saturday, October 13th from 6pm to 9pm at Gallery Lucid, with live painting from the artists of Merging Perspectives. An informal, energetic gathering, the live paintings give the public an inspiring view into the artists' processes. For this event, though, we see several artists working on their processes together. It's a chance to meet the artists, get inspired, and enjoy the show once more before the paintings move to a new home. We've loved hosting the artists and their mind-bending works--this is definitely a show we're going to miss!
Evan Wagoner "Axiom"
William Allan Ros "W.A.R"
Remember a portion of the proceeds from this show goes out to Art from the Streets, providing a safe and encouraging environment in which the positive spirit of homeless and at-risk people is nurtured through artistic expression, and who provides them with a source of pride and income through the sale and display of their work. Purchase art you love and support a creative, wonderful cause!
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Elliot Rogers' work is the kind you can get lost in while listening to ethereal tones that warp along with the folds of psychedelic patterns on the canvas. The magic here is that Elliot composes and performs that very music.
He's known for reality-challenging visionary and psychedelic art and his chill and flowing rock, dance, and electronic music, Elliot is an artist that provides an immersive experience for the senses. We are excited to present his visual stylings, once again, in a number of collaborations with Texas-based artists.
You will often hear Elliots aural creations drifting from our gallery. He creates soundscapes that generate an environment that allows for comfort and creative flow. You can check out his Soundcloud station here.
Come meet Elliot in person at the Merging Perspectives show at Gallery Lucid this Saturday, September 8th at Gallery Lucid. Not only can you enjoy beautiful art, you will be supporting Art from the Streets, an Austin-based, volunteer-run organization that provides homeless and struggling artists with materials to create unique and affordable artwork in Austin.
Dixon Stovall will be showing work for the 3rd time in our gallery on September 8th. Dixon is an Austin, TX-based artist whose influences include biomechanical and futuristic architectural patterns, physics, mathematical, and biologic patterns. His interpretation of the subconscious realms challenges viewers to create their own perception of future realities.
Dixon has recently released his most recent album, a compilation of melodic bass music with glitchy dreamscapes and dustings of melodic guitar he has entitled, "Habitual Changes" saying:
I’ve spent a good bit of time working on this music, trying to convey the emotions/changes I’ve gone through since the start of this project. Big thanks to Jackson Fred for the mastering, advice, patience, and for being an all around great human. Also thanks to dear friend Elliot Rogers for helping me remix my painting “Terraformulation” for the cover art.
...To a very unique healing center encased within an art gallery specializing in visionary, surrealism, and psychedelic art.
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