Arkiv "Through The Lines" Exhibition, Philadelphia

Arkiv “Through The Lines” Exhibition, Philadelphia

Arkiv is prepping the canvases once again and this time it’s for his upcoming solo show at VINCENT MICHAEL Gallery in Philadelphia, runs from March 4th - 25th March 2011. Entitled “Through the lines” the exhibition will showcase new works from the artist. “Over the past several years, artist Arkiv Vilmansa’s iconic character, ‘Arkiv Instant’ has made the artist a household name within the lowbrow art and toy culture scene. In his first U.S. solo exhibition, Through The Lines, Arkiv looks to develop his signature image, while debuting new characters and continuing to explore his unique style of combining the surreal and theatrical with playful and whimsical caricature. Through The Lines is the first exhibition to chronicle Arkiv’s Vilmansa’s career during the past several years of artistic growth and budding success. As the title suggests, the exhibition is centralized on the theme of overcoming adversity or “rolling with the punches.” Many of Vilmansa’s characters are seen embroiled in conflict, be it through physical restraint or combat. True to his technique, Vilmansa’s deep and curvaceous lines slice across each canvas, while radiant, harlequin waves sweep your eyes up and around the bodies of unusual, yet beautiful creatures. As a result, Vilmansa has developed his portrayal of colorful fluidity and struggle and opposition. Through the lines marks a pivotal turning point in Vilmansa’s career, where past challenges are overcome and the process of moving forward begins.” Opening Reception Friday, March 4th 2011. 7pm – 10pm Vincent Michael Gallery 1050 North Hancock Street Suite #63 Philadelphia, PA 19123 United States For more info please visit: www.arkivinstant.com www.vincentmichael.com

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