Australian Artist Beastman To Debut His First US Solo Exhibition
The Colors Of The South Pacific To Spread Across The Walls Of Detroit Gallery
Inner State Gallery is proud to present Bradley Eastman aka Beastman’s first US solo exhibition Seminatural opening June 25th. Currently residing in Bali, Indonesia, Beastman’s latest body of work is heavily influenced by the beautiful surrounding coastal landscapes found throughout the 'Island of the Gods' as well as his original home of Australia.
Expressed through a distinctive style that has evolved over the last decade, Beastman’s colorful new abstract works have developed through a disciplined repetitive process of measurement and balance. The result of this elaborate process is an interconnected series of vibrant paintings on wood that explore themes of biodiversity, geology, hemeroby, regeneration, growth and universal expansion.
“These new paintings are a further expansion of my ongoing body of artwork, with a definite increase in the use of colour, geometry, measurement, depth, balance and movement. I created all these pieces in Bali, Indonesia, and I think it’s visually evident in the work that I have been influenced by my surrounding natural environments and landscapes.” Beastman said.
In his latest work, Beastman takes us on a journey exploring the beauty of nature and the human impact on our future environments. Behind subtle references of human presence and potential new life forms through his recurring eye motif, Beastman showcases his unique signature style, juxtaposing colorful geometric compositions and organic abstract elements, against bold black lines.
With an extensive body of murals around the globe, Beastman’s large scale public works can be seen in Australia, Hong Kong, Tel Aviv, Dubai and beyond. In preparation for Seminatural Beastman heads to Detroit for three weeks, as he visits the Motor City for the first time working with 1xRUN’s Artist In Residence program.
This event will be free and open to the public. Opening artist reception will be from 7-10pm on Friday June 25th.
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Beastman (Bradley Eastman) is a multidisciplinary artist from Sydney, Australia. Influenced by the biodiversity, symbolism and design aesthetics behind nature’s repetitive geometric growth patterns and organic landscapes, Beastman's studio paintings, commercial projects and public murals explore a unique visual language, depicting future environments of abstracted landscapes, potential new life forms and human intervention.
One of the most distinctive and prolific emerging contemporary artists from Australia, Beastman has exhibited his artworks extensively around the world, has curated and organised numerous international art exhibitions and projects, and has been commissioned by the likes of Element, Facebook, Vivid Sydney, Mini, Westfield, Red Bull, Stockland, Bose, Hyundai, Smirnoff and more. His artwork was recently acquired by the National Gallery of Australia, and his large solo and collaborative mural works can be found all over Australia and around the world.
About Inner State Gallery:
Inner State Gallery is Detroit’s premier gallery for established and emerging artists from Detroit and across the globe. Located in Historic Eastern Market, the gallery has exhibited the work of local icons Glenn Barr, Camilo Pardo and Tyree Guyton, as well as international street artists Nychos, Askew, Ben Frost and Meggs. The 10,000 square foot building is home to two exhibition spaces, an artist residency program, full-time printmaking studio and the gallery's fine art publishing company 1xRUN.
In addition to showcasing the work of international artists in the gallery, the team at Inner State Gallery and 1xRUN has collaborated on extensive murals, international festivals and showcased pop-up exhibitions in Honolulu, Mexico City, Vienna, Taipei & Cozumel to raise awareness to charitable causes and promote art in public spaces.
Inner State Gallery
1410 Gratiot Ave
Detroit, MI 48207