Visions and Horizons
April 1, 2023 - April 28, 2023
Opening: Saturday 1st of April 2023 4PM - 6PM
Artspace Warehouse presents Visions and Horizons, a group exhibition that explores the boundless potential of artistic vision and the limitless horizons that it can open for the viewer. Featuring works by a diverse group of artists, this exhibition invites you to consider the ways in which art can transport us to new worlds, challenge our perceptions, and inspire us to imagine new possibilities. From the intimate and personal to the universal and transformative, the artworks in this exhibition invite you to consider the power of imaginative visions and the roles they play in shaping our understanding of new and old horizons from our unique vantage points.
Swedish artist Tommy Lennartsson draws on the visual culture of street and pop art when creating his original vibrant mixed-media artworks. Lennartsson builds up his canvases with charcoal, acrylic, ink, and spray paint, and occasionally sews and stitches elements together to create striking scenes that ignite the viewer’s imagination. “When I look at my paintings, I’m taken back to my childhood of endless doodling on my bedroom floor,” the artist describes. Lennartsson has exhibited extensively in both group and solo shows and has caught the attention of collectors from across the world, including the US, Canada, Europe, Japan, and China.
Uruguayan artist Leonardo Aguirre creates vibrant, visually animated scenes in theatrical environments. Aguirre works in a post-constructivist style that has roots in the legacy school of Torres-García. The artist's fantastic spaces are authenticated by the precision of Aguirre’s hand, reminiscent of urban schematics. His fictional architectural works create surroundings where reality is placed on hold and artistic impulses thrive. Leonardo Aguirre’s paintings have been exhibited and collected in the US, Europe, and South America.
Robert Lebsack received formal training in illustration, design, and photography with a BFA in Illustration from California State University, Long Beach in 2004. Lebsack says about his work, “It’s about new ways of thinking for the future generations. Hopefulness in young dreamers and a paradigm shift away from conventional reasoning in thoughts and actions.” His paintings have been exhibited internationally, including in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, New York, Toronto, and Zurich, and have been collected by celebrities such as Christina Aguilera and Matthew Rutler.
Capturing fragments of dreams, memories, and emotions in her surrealist paintings, Taiwanese-American artist Amy Tai blends cultures within her soft and sensual imagery. Tai is fascinated by the intersection of waking life and the dream state through the lens of the female psyche. As a result of exhibiting her artworks at the Manhattan Borough Arts Festival, Amy’s paintings have been showcased in group exhibitions at LIC’s Open Arts Gallery, the San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center, ChaShaMa auctions, and Orange Barrel Media’s Ike kiosks across the country. Her artworks have also been exhibited internationally.
Nigerian-Swiss artist Valerie Etitinwo creates abstract figurative paintings which celebrate the beauty of ugliness and awkwardness. Etitinwo’s artworks transcend each of her surrounding cultures to create work that is universally relatable through the celebration of imperfections. She creates her work with the conviction to push her creativity and expression to a level of intriguing “ugliness.” With each artwork, she fights the temptation of “cuteness” to go beyond what is expected.
Since the opening of Artspace Warehouse in 2010, the gallery continues to be an industry leader in affordable, museum-quality artworks making collecting art accessible and budget-friendly. With one gallery in Zurich and two galleries in Los Angeles, Artspace Warehouse specializes in guilt-free international urban, pop, graffiti, figurative, and abstract art. The expansive 5,000-square-foot space offers a large selection of emerging and established artists from all over the world.