Der Graffitikünstler SATONE aus München präsentiert seit 12.09.2015 seine Solo-Ausstellung IN MEMORIAM in der 886 Geary Gallery San Francisco.
Die neuen Arbeiten sind noch sehr abtrakter geworden, als das in den letzten Jahren der Fall war. Aber die Liebe zum Detail ist geblieben, was auch den Wiedererkennungswert der Arbeiten von SATONE ausmacht. Neu sind weitere Layer und erstmals auch Texturen, mit denen der Künstler etwas Neues ausprobiert, gelungen wie wir finden!
GRAFFUTURISM war vor Ort und hat die komplette Ausstellung fotografiert.
“In Memoriam“ is based on the notion that only essential things in life last, and came to the artist whilst he was recently renovating his apartment. During the process of separating out belongings, the artist felt himself confronted with existential doubts about the nature of objects and possessions, rediscovering the value of photography as a way of documenting and underlining personal memories. This experience was interesting for SatOne because it gave him the possibility to find out how far he could reduce himself in terms of material belongings, freeing himself from anything that didn’t have a practical purpose, and providing him with a subject to explore in his work.
Most experiences find their origin in a mental or physical movement and journey. The person moves, wanders, struggles and rushes from points A to B finding him or herself in a space of rest or final destination. The new paintings can in this way be seen as representations of rooms and motorways as they underline a perfect symbol of spaces or movements in terms of experiences and journeys. They stand for unique situations and experiences everyone collects in life to keep as memories. Therefore it is a lot easier to travel and gather “new memories” with less physical baggage, as at our very last journey it is only these memories that count and remain.
The title of the exhibition is far from being a memory of one person or a single action, it is rather the sum of all experiences.
“In Memoriam“ represents small flashbacks, traces of memories that remind the viewer of something he cannot understand at first glance, but that awakes a certain feeling of admiring a vestige from the past. (Text:FranCacirano)