San Francisco!! Join us tonight, 6:30-9:30PM, for the opening of Ratur & Sckaro’s exciting new show, “Catch Me if You Can”. Both artists will be in attendance, and theevent is free and open to the public.
Sckaro’s “Yogurt Pot”
Detail of Ratur’s “Writers on the Storm”
The French duo have painted side by side their entire lives on the streets and in the studio, battling each other with captivating interpretations of the figure in motion. Inspired by graffiti as well as classical European and Flemish paintings, the brothers continue to push each other towards a more polished style.
Each painting of “Catch Me if You Can” is based off a computer-edited photo, usually of the artists themselves. They use the photo as a guide to manipulate depth of field, carefully rendering the foreground while allowing the mid and background to slip away into less contrasted illustrations. As a result, each painting contains in itself a sense of unreality; a dreaminess that seems to push forward out of the painting. The hands of their figures in particular seem to reach out of the canvas. Allying digital work and technical virtuosity, the series questions the painter’s place in our overwhelmingly digital society and challenges the relationship between street art and a more classical, academic current.
Catch Me if You Can
Opening Reception – Thursday, November 5th, 6:30-9:30pm
On View Through January 7, 2014
1000 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103