Coming Quickly: “Motions” a solo present by Pemex

Spoke Artwork is happy to current Motions, a solo exhibition of latest works by Oakland-based artist Pemex. Celebrated internationally for his graffiti, Pemex’s current works are impressed by the cultural influences stemming from his travels all through South America and Mexico.

This new physique of labor encompasses a sequence of rigorously constructed oil work created during the last yr as a part of an artist residency in Mexico Metropolis. Whereas creating these items, Pemex mirrored on the duality of life; actually for these dwelling in Mexico Metropolis and spiritually by the depiction of themes comparable to life and dying. Inside this physique of labor, Pemex particularly pays tribute to the misplaced youngsters of Mexico who’ve died whereas trying to cross the border into america. For the youngsters who do cross efficiently, Pemex magnifies the brand new and surprising struggles of sustaining a twin identification: belonging to 2 cultures separated by a border.

Please be part of us for Motions, opening Saturday, February fifth from 1pm-7pm, free and open to the general public. Proof of vaccination and masks shall be required to enter the gallery. Appointments for in-person viewings may be made here. To request a catalog of accessible works please electronic mail our San Francisco gallery director, Vanessa Indies, at [email protected].


photo of artist pemex painting on a large canvas


photo of artist pemex in his studio


behind the scenes inside pemex's art studio


photo of artist pemex painting in their studio