Traveling has always been a primal need within us all. In some cultures, traveling transcends the physical and enters the realm of mind and soul. Like the powerful visions of a shaman, the journeys within can start to manifest themselves outside their creators.
This Saturday KP Projects Gallery presents Hyperlimbo by Hueman. Through Hueman’s work, you’ll discover a sense of wonder, disorientation and wistfulness. The images feel like they could fade and wisp away at any moment, like rebellious clouds on an untamed horizon. However, the colors and angles will suffuse you with such energy and warmth you’ll pray for them to stay. The more you look the more you’ll hear the beat of distant drums calling you to journey. You’ll ask yourself, who are these dreaming travelers, and how can we go with them?
January 14– February 4, 2017
170 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 6pm
KP Projects Gallery is proud to present Hyperlimbo, an exhibition of new work. from ‘HUEMAN’. In this new body of work, Hueman creates a world that exists within a wrinkle in time, where the characters are stuck between worlds, dimensions, being. Hyperlimbo is both a place and state of mind, inspired by Hueman’s frequent travel between Oakland and Los Angeles.
“Since my move to LA in 2004, and relocation up north in 2015, I’ve spent countless hours for the last 12 years on the stretch of road between LA and Oakland, a 300 mile stretch of asphalt each way. Those 6 hours are a time of personal and creative reflection where I’m alone with my thoughts, but can also be maddening at times, as though I will never reach the end of the horizon.
Driving on the 5 is like being in limbo between two completely different places, where it literally feels like I’m going nowhere, fast. My pieces are inspired by the imagery I encounter o these road trips — the hills, the road, the clouds — as well as introspective feelings of, isolation, and longing. Through my lens, the mundane becomes a colorful, dizzying, landscape-laden dream where my mind can wander.” – Hueman
Blending a vivid neon palette with gradient horizon backgrounds and increasing negative space, Hueman creates a depth and central focal point in each of her intricate compositions. Geometric structures seem to explode into refracted prisms of light, as paint splatters create a sense of movement and dynamism. Figuration emerges to create a perfect blending of hard-edge line and soft floating forms. In keeping with the thematic element of travel, discovery and the California landscape, each piece has an alternate title that corresponds to an exit on the I-5 Freeway.
(Above) Crash (Mercy Springs) 24″x36″ Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, poplar frame
(Above) Gesture Study 3 (Mettler) 8″x8″ Acrylic, Spray Paint, and Epoxy Resin on Wood
(Above) Emotional Landscapes (Lost Hills) 24″x36″ Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, poplar frame
(Above) A Place to Rest (Avenal/Coalinga) 36″x36″ Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, poplar frame
(Above) Take Pause, Pump Brakes (Panoche) 36″x36″ Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, poplar frame
(Above) Passenger Side (Kamm) 24″x24″ Acrylic, Spray Paint, and Epoxy Resin on Wood
(Above) Rear-View Rosary (Crows Landing) 25″x36″ Acrylic and Spray Pain on Canvas Poplar Frame
(Above) Gesture Study 6 (Templin) 8″x8″ Acrylic, Sprain Paint, and Epoxy Resin on Wood
(Above) Gesture Study 8 (McBean) 8″x8″ Acrylic, Spray Pain, and Epoxy Resin on Wood