Monday, September 12, 2011
Nick Kushner’s Les Crimes De L’Amour at Studio Servitu
This past Saturday Night, I went to an incredible art show at one of my favorite places, Studio Servitu, hosted by my sexy minx girls, Jane Jett and Miss Crash, promoting artist Nick Kushner. He is an artist who dabbles in very personal and intimate intense work, including using his own blood in his work. His work is amazing and he actually did a small performance piece that night showing how he cuts him selves and literally puts himself and his body into his work. It was a very interesting experience to see and was exquisite at the same time. He also had some pieces displayed in charcoal and pencil were just as amazing.
It was a wonderful time Saturday night and I of course loved seeing fellow artists, and my friends, and enjoyed playing while seeing some amazing work at the same time.
Here is a brief artist statement of Nick Kushner of his work and what he produced Saturday night and some photos taken on Saturday Night.
I can also say too that Studio Servitu and the two amazing hosts, Jane and Crash never cease to amaze me with their nights at the Studio.
HOSTED BY STUDIO SERVITU .·. DJ TWIGGY RAMIREZ
Live Blood Signing .·. Evil Wine+Absinthe Bar .·. Salient Performances
Sponsored by Evil Wine, Jade Asbinthe, Monster Energy Drink & Lip Service
On 09.10.11 New York based artist Nick Kushner will be hanged at Studio Servitú in Los Angeles. 'Les Crimes De L'Amour' marks Kushner's first solo exhibition displaying his signature works which speak of disillusionment & pain through the themes of love, death, and abuse - but of the ultimate catharsis that can be attained through the artistic distillation of the emotions evoked by these, most notably by the medium he uses to create them - his own blood.
Kushner likens his work to "Art as modern-day alchemy by the literal and complete immersion within it, unleashing the schism of transformation and inflicting the vision of the innermost catharsis upon the world through its creation. Works meticulously detailed in esoteric imagery, and painted in blood, the most personal and symbolic medium intrinsically possible", tapping into the darker recesses of the human psyche with surreal imagery that is driven not only by his knowledge of the occult, but by life experience as well.
He will be premiering new works as well as a retrospective compendium of his catalogue at Servitú which will be augmented by a full aural presentation of image projections, a set by Marilyn Manson guitarist/songwriter DJ TWIGGY RAMIREZ, sanguine stained walls, star studded performances, appearances and presenters. A live blood signing will be held for those who acquire prints exclusively available for the evening.
Also definitely check out this link and google Nick's name to see more information on this incredible artist. http://www.lescrimesdelamour.com/