Fascinated by the ways in which television, computers, and smartphones have changed viewers’ perceptions of light and color, Felipe Pantone makes paintings and sculpture that are composed of elements from digital visual languages such as QR codes, RGB screen tests, and 3D grids. He creates these pieces through an elaborate process that combines 3D printing, CNC milling, and hand painted elements. The artist utilizes modeling software which allows for 3D insights into a project, which then can be translated into frescoes, murals, paintings, and sculptures giving tactile merit to what is occurring in the digital world.
Beginning his career as a graffiti artist at the age of twelve, Pantone went on to receive a degree in Fine Art from University in Valencia. Recent exhibitions include Beyond the Streets New York (2019) and Los Angeles (2018) curated be Roger Gastman; Art from the Streets, ArtScience Museum, Singapore (2018); Chromadynamica Dimensional, Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, Mesa, AZ (2017);and Vitality and Verve at the Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach CA (2016). Pantone will have his first solo show with alberz benda in June 2020. Mural commissions include Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France; the Daelim Museum in Seoul, South Korea; Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY; the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain; and murals in two of the Tecnológico de Monterrey buildings, in Monterrey, México, among many others. Pantone was LVMH’s guest artist of the year in 2019 for Maison Hennessy.
The women in Kelly Reemtsen’s paintings wear festive cocktail dresses that are odds with the utilitarian objects in their hands, such as carpentry equipment or power tools. The works are a celebration of high femme style and subverted expectations.
Reemtsten lives and works in Los Angeles. She was born in Flint, MI in 1967, and studied fashion design and painting at Central Michigan University and California State University Long Beach.
She has studied printmaking since the 1990s, most recently as an artist in residence at the Venice Printmaking studio in Venice, Italy. In the past, she also studied etchings with Peter Petengill at Wingate Studio in New Hampshire, and screen printing with Tony Clough at Serio Press in Los Angeles. In September 2016, Reemtsen participated in the visiting artist printmaking program at the University of Central Florida's Flying Horse Editions studio. Kelly Reemtsen’s work has been exhibited widely in the United States, and is part of the Twentieth Century Fox and AT&T corporate collections.