Thursday, August 5, 2010

Aries Tjhin: Recent Works

September 4th - 25th
Opening reception Saturday, September 4th, 7-10 pmTjhin's current work deals with stories and mythologies read from childhood until present day. Fragments of words form into pictures, culling narratives and weaving them into something new, that reference the stories of different cultures. Using unconventional materials such as spray paint, shellac and hole-punch, paper is transformed into a medium that conveys narrative. Each piece contains a story within a story, where the viewer may see something full of depth, visual documentation of epic experiences translated onto paper. The result is a diverse tapestry of intricate narratives that neither end nor start; always in flux as if the artist's mind is in a state of delirium. It is this idea that fuels this current body of work.

Artist Bio:
Aries Tjhin was born in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1982. He moved to the states with his mom and sister to California where he completed his BA in painting and printmaking at the University of California in Santa Cruz in 2004. In 2008 Aries completed his MFA in printmaking at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He is currently living in Milwaukee and completing an artist residency at Redline Milwaukee.

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