Join Saatchi Art's Katherine Henning and Jessica McQueen for an exclusive unveiling of Jonas Fisch's first-ever limited edition prints, specially commissioned by Saatchi Art and released in conjunction with its current exhibition, From the Street.
Hailed by Saatchi Art curators as "One to Watch," Fisch's vibrantly-colored abstract paintings are inspired by street art and recall artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jackson Pollock. By combining figure, word, and shape in a single composition, he aims to express his innermost thoughts and feelings.
Fisch and From the Street's other up-and-coming artists create work that collectively represent an exploration of Los Angeles—from its inhabitants to its architecture. Continuing the rich genre of Street and Pop art, which have been a vibrant part of urban life in L.A. since the 1970s, From the Street presents a range of works from the portraiture and figurative to abstract and cityscapes. Many of the works possess a light and humorous tone, characterized by references to pop culture, and playful subjects such as donut-eating contests and gorillas getting haircuts. Others delve into more serious subjects, exploring the cult of celebrity and the grittier side of the City of Angels.
In what figures to be another sell-out salon, this is a one-time opportunity to see the exhibition before it closes and celebrate the release of Fisch's limited edition printswith a fika inspired by the traditional coffee breaks of Fisch's home country of Sweden. Rusticoffee mobile coffee cart will be on hand to serve up made-to-order espresso drinks to attendees as they tour the exhibition. .
RSVP by February 15th to attend this free event. Guests will:
About the artist
Jonas Fisch (b. 1980) was born in Sweden, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. His vibrantly colorful abstract paintings are inspired by street art and renowned artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jackson Pollock. Fisch exhibits extensively at multiple galleries in Los Angeles, including Gallerie Sparta, Westmore Lofts, 533 Gallery, and Gallery Godo.