Athen B. Gallery presents their latest solo exhibition “Space-Landscape” by Pastel opening September 9th at 7pm at Athen B. Gallery in Downtown Oakland. Be sure to check out the exhibition if you’re in Oakland in the next month.
Zemer Peled was born and raised in a Kibbutz in the northern part of Israel. After completing a BA (Hons) at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem she graduated with an MA (Hons) from the Royal College of Art. In recent years her work has been featured nationally and internationally in museums and galleries including Sotheby’s and Saatchi Gallery-London, Eretz Israel Museum-Tel Aviv and the Orangerie du Senate, Paris among others.
Zemer Peled’s work examines the beauty and brutality of the natural world. Her sculptural language is formed by her surrounding landscapes and nature, engaging with themes of nature and memories, identity and place. Her works are formed of thousand of ceramic shards constructed into large-scale/small-scale sculptures and installations.
Muralist Francisco Diaz, also known as Pastel, recently made his way out to the Philippines for a beautiful new mural enitled “Calamansi and Sampaguita” for the Art BGC Mural Festival. The Argentinean artist based the new mural off symbolic flowers of the region hence the title. The wall is also one of his largest murals to date.
JT Merry is a mulidisciplinary artist who has worked for many years with Bjork, creating the costumes for her stage performances and music. As part of his new series of embroidery works, Merry decided to take the vision of athletic wear in a new direction by sewing floral patterns to their logos.
The illustrative street artist Escif recently painted this new interesting mural on the streets of Madrid. The Spanish artist painted a beautiful pattern of a vintage floral wall paper found in one of the apartments and he also implemented portraits of the people living in the building to show the beauty of the building not only inside but out.