The Innate Flux exhibition is a display of ink on paper works and handmade ceramics by San Francisco based artist Dennis Brown aka Bagger43 (the name is an ode to the artist’s supermarket job in high school). Brown’s expressive style as a painter and illustrator with a masterful triumph over the power pattern clash caught our eye.
Bagger43’s vibrant, graphic style comes from a love of art collecting and cultural influences including Japan, where he spent time living as a child. His techniques echo the past while being stylistically modern. He says, “Collecting naturally involves curating, cultivating a taste toward a subject or theme, research and a bit of investment – all parallel factors in the practice of the art I create. My own collection of things are a source of reference, nostalgia and inspiration, which informs my art in some ways.”
Drawing influences from hip-hop music, comic books, retro design, graffiti and fashion, Bagger43’s paintings are a carefully composed realm of personal affects and ideas that seamlessly translate themselves visually onto paper.
See the exhibition in person at Spoke Art 816 Sutter St, San Francisco 94109 until this Saturday, November 14, or view the full exhibition online and treat yourself to artwork of the world, no matter where you are.