Saturday, April 29, 2006

Art in LA: Markus Draper

German artist Markus Draper marks his first US exhibition at the Sandroni Rey Gallery in Culver City. This body of work feels a bit like the end of the world layering together destruction, phenomenons of nature, and the feeling of hitting rock bottom. Sorry to sound so tragic! At the same time, he also manages to shed a glimmer of light through what other than woodgrain to represent hints of a happier time and hope of rebuilding. His paintings, as well as the installation of "My utopia is never gonna work," is up till May 13th.