7sundec

FACES & PHASES

FACES & PHASES a solo exhibition by Jesús Zamarrón

“In my work I enjoy expressing spontaneity and randomness with line and color, this gives the paintings a type of freedom and ease that contrasts the deeper voices of the subject matter, the story behind. So at the end my art is about life itself, a struggle between the yin and yang, the laughter and the seriousness of being alive. ”

Zamarrón is a graphic artist whose work has been presented in different media: internet, television, video, print, as well as art galleries. He has exhibited his work both in Spain, the United States and Northern Europe. After he had just arrived to San Francisco in 1995, he was very excited to be invited to participate in the annual show at the prestigious and avant-garde “New Langton Arts” gallery in 1995. This was a breakthrough experience and an eye opener for him and good beginning for his american career as an artist. His early work had been featured in several collective shows at Facultad de Bellas Artes of Madrid (Painting and Audiovisual Media), where he graduated in 1994. He has worked with Madrid’s Galería Gaudí on shows for international festivals. The Spanish Consulate of San Francisco invited him to represent Spain with his paintings at the emblematic Palace of Fine Arts. He has shown his art at the prestigious 111 Minna Gallery and Roll Up Gallery. He has participated in many SF ARTS SPAN Open Studios at Art Explosion Gallery and other venues such as The Fort Mason Center, where he had a sold out show in 2010. He has curated art group shows in his own studio gallery: ARTS ON 9TH, and has gather quite a big roster of international artists through the years. In 2011 he curated “120 Anniversary Art Show” with 20 artists using different media, which was a big success in public and sales. This year he helped co-create RESIDENCES, a collaborative art group of four artists from his homeland. Four artists (Paco de la Torre, Francisco Uceda, Manu Muñoz & Jesus Zamarron) who are maintaining an international virtual dialogue, and are planning to show their art internationally.  

Currently, he alternates his work as an art educator at Holy Name of Jesus school, with his professional activity as an artist. Day by day, he continues with his studies in art, he has recently graduated with a Masters of Art Education from Academy of Art University. He has also studied multimedia and art in California, at the universities of San Francisco State and Berkeley, respectively. 

http://www.zamarron.com

Curated by Betty Bigas

Opening Thursday December 4th
6:00 to 9:00pm
Free
21+
161 Erie st SF
http://www.facebook.com/RollUpGallery