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A Frenchy in L.A
Jerome Rasto is a French street artist that we particularly appreciate at Geek-Art and that we already presented to you in our pages, is currently getting a solo art show in Los Angeles! A first US exhibition called Judgement Day, which offers the Californian public 17 new pieces specially created for the occasion at the Athenessa Gallery.
Strongly inspired by medieval iconography and pop culture, especially video games from the 80’s, Jérome Rasto treats his heroes with the same reverence as a copyist monk towards a biblical writing. In his works, references to pop culture are legion, and are elevated to the rank, if not of quasi-divinities, at least of sacred characters. Jerome recently spoke to the gallery about the theme of his project:
“The distinction between good and evil has always been a central theme in my work, it is a question that has always fascinated me. Apocalyptic representations are central to my work because I am convinced that this question inhabits us all. This permanent apocalypse is found in my feelings, my stress, my anxieties, my anger sometimes “.
As usual, Jerome’s work is fascinating, both playful and meaningful. Congratulations to him for this nice step forward in his career, which we always follow with attention!
If you get a chance to go for a drive in California, be sure to stop by Athenessa Gallery, the show runs through January 9.
Jérome Rasto’s networks
All pictures are copyright Athenessa Gallery