06 Sep Asha Zero: Micro Cluster Picnic
Asha Zero’s first solo exhibition, “Micro Cluster Picnic”, will show at the Rooke Gallery, Johannesburg from 6 October to 4 November 2011. A sneak preview of the works can be checked out at 34FineArt, Cape Town from 13 to 17 September 2011.
Zero’s work is a “collagist approach to painting, blending Pop art parody with Dada conceptualism and pictorial illusionism”. It is a comment on the diversity of urban life as it is restricted by the constant presence of mass media. He makes use of elements of this media to create his works; he is inspired by album covers, news headlines, posters, print ads and fashion spreads.
His mixed media art juxtaposes various elements to create a sort of hyper-reality. His influences are evident and include artists such as Barry McGee, Gajin Fujita and Takashi Murakami. The 15 new works are busy and bold, and is his first body of work to be seen since 2009.
Contact Andries Loots on 082 354 1500 to RSVP for the Cape Town viewing or visit www.34fineart.com.
Contact Rooke Gallery in Johannesburg on 072 383 5091 to enquire about the Jozi leg of the show. You can also check out the gallery’s website here.
See a short video of the opening night of Zero’s latest exhibition here.