Seat’s Taken is a solo exhibition by the Brooklyn-based artist Royal Jarmon, which presents a captivating and bold display that delves into realms of human experience and pop culture through seemingly flat aerial views of a series of classic cars from the second half of the 20th century, such as the timeless Porsche 911 and the iconic Ferrari Testarossa in 80s.
In this exhibition, the artist's delicate and meticulous approach takes center stage. The deliberate distortion and deconstruction of these iconic cars become even more apparent from a bird's-eye perspective, with his emphasis on visual distortion ironically subverting the inherent stability of these vehicles. The ambiguous humor infused into his squashed cars will prompt viewers to further examine the interconnectedness of pop culture and human experience through a surrealist lens.
Driven by astute observations of mundane objects and elements from the natural world, the artist has dedicated his studies to the exploration of the vehicles he encounters in daily life since his formative years. Renowned for his skill in presenting flattened spatial perspectives and depicting intricately detailed subjects, his artistry is characterized by bold brushwork and a vibrant color palette. These captivating visual techniques not only captivate the viewer's gaze but also adeptly convey the allure of consumerism, evoking nostalgic sentiments reminiscent of enchanting advertising aesthetics.
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Royal Jarmon - << Seat’s Taken >>
Date: 29 Sep – 25 Oct 2023
Gallery: JPS Gallery
Address: Shops 218-219, 2/F, Landmark Atrium,15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong