– A Glitch Portrait Series –
August 25th – September 16th 2018
Public Reception: August 25th 3:00-7:00pm
Fulcrum Gallery 10yr. Anniversary Party 7:00 -2:00am
“Removing a face doesn’t remove the identity of the image, on the contrary it unlocks it. With these initial constraints removed opportunities are fertile for abstracting, fracturing and multiplying an images “identity”. The result is a multi dimensional conversation opening up new and wider lanes for both the image and the observer” – Jo Bazuka
Jo Bazuka is unapologetic as an artist, creating work that strikes in the moment is contemporary, and shifts effortlessly through a variety of mediums. Music is his primary catalyst driving all other artistic endeavors. MC’ing, dance, graffiti and tattooing have all been linked through this thread of sound. The “Glitch Portraits” series of visual works arose when all other previous avenues appeared blocked. This new medium follows suit, with the musical thread influencing even the smallest facets, a digitized amalgamation of music, colour, fashion, creation and destruction. Embodying Hip-Hop and lo-fi’s sample based nature, punk rock’s “color outside the lines”, anti-authoritarian overtones, vivid bass and glitch inspired textures and effects, the cool feels of reggae, dub and the abstract improvisational sprit of jazz.
See more work from Jo on his Instagram feed.