MESA ART CENTER

SHAY BREDIMUS: CARTOMANCY – THE SENI HOROSCOPES

APRIL 12 - AUGUST 2, 2019

OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY, MAY 10 (7-10PM)

Shay Bredimus, who grew up in Phoenix, is a nationally celebrated tattoo and visual artist known for his signature technique of incorporating tattoo ink and wax crayon on drafting film. Bredimus’ Seni Horoscopes are comprised of 72 unique works based on the 17th century German fortune telling card system by Italian oracle Giovanni Battista Seni. The cards reference and reimagine the iconic and mystical symbols through a mixture of pictographs and portraits.

 Shay Bredimus is a 2018 proposal winner.

KOPLIN DEL RIO

SHAY BREDIMUS & SARAH ABRAMSON: DARK ROOM
February 14 - March 30, 2019

Koplin Del Rio Gallery is pleased to announce a collaborative exhibition of work by two LA artists, on view beginning February 14th in Seattle: Dark Room, by Shay Bredimus and Sarah Abramson. Having shown regularly with Koplin Del Rio at its former location in Los Angeles since 2009, this marks the first solo exhibition in Seattle for Shay Bredimus and it is the first time that the gallery is showing the photographs of Sarah Abramson. 

Shay Bredimus is a figurative painter and well known tattoo artist, who lives and works in Los Angeles. In his paintings, Bredimus employs languid, loose and gestural marks using tattoo ink on drafting film contrasted with a realist technique formed through his classical training in portraiture. This latest body of work is a blend of the intuitive brush drawings for which he has become recognized, influenced by a deep interest in Japanese tattoo art, which the artist has studied in depth over the course of many visits to Japan, as well as Ukio-e prints and the refined, graphic style of his tattoo expertise.

The Dark Room paintings shift between intense contrasts of light and shadow, thus existing in a space between abstraction and definition. The works, which reference the figurative photography of LA based artist and collaborator Sarah Abramson, are intended to highlight a space between reality and perception.