samedi 8 septembre 2012dimanche 7 octobre 2012

Studio City, CA USA

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8th, 7-10pm
Special Preview: Thursday, September 6th, 7-9pm

Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to present IMAGE NOT AVAILABLE, the first solo exhibition in the USA by French artist RERO.

What you see is NEVER what you get with RERO. His distinctive visual style transcends the material on which his ironic, comical, and at times cynical messages are placed. From canvas and plaster to antique books and dilapidated buildings, RERO stretches the boundaries of his artistic mediums, placing him at the forefront of the conceptual urban experience.

For IMAGE NOT AVAILABLE, RERO explores the connection between the technological and the tangible. His messages and the ever-present “strikethrough” suggest an inherent negation, making his statements both complex and contradictory. With his distinct visual style, RERO often inhabits disused and dilapidated spaces to explore the concept of “negation of the image”, presenting minimalist statements that combat our modern overdose on images and messages.

For the past 3 years, RERO has established his work through his innovative approach to street art. First introduced to the street as a teenage graffiti writer, he eventually felt limited by a spray can and began exploring imagery through the use of typography. His work retains those values of graffiti- which remains at the very core- the confrontation, the aesthetics of destruction and the idea of appropriation. The forms of his letters, always in Verdana font, become the image. RERO was born in 1983 and studied graphic design at London College of Communication. He has shown his work in numerous exhibitions and art fairs across Europe. He lives and works in Paris.

Please join the artist September 6 & 8, as he opens his first solo exhibition in the United States.

*An online catalog will be available September 6th. Please email for more information.