Brian DeRan and Andre Razo “Composite Transfigurations”

Fuse Gallery

poster for Brian DeRan and Andre Razo “Composite Transfigurations”

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Fuse Gallery presents the works of Brian DeRan and Andre Razo.

Brian De Ran was born in Ohio, and grew up in a small farming town just north of the Mason-Dixon line. After high
school, he headed south to study painting at Maryland Institute College of Art, and since then his life has been filled
with sculptural restoration, theatrical painting, film and television work (Pecker, Cecil B. Demented, the Wire, and
Matthew Barney’s Cremaster II), gilding temples (Suva, Fiji and Reno, Nevada), extensive international travel, and
several exhibitions and group shows of paintings and photographs. Brian DeRan lives and works in NYC and Los Angeles.

DeRan’s body of work, “contemporary hex signs”, is culled from memories of his youth. The materials and imagery
clearly show the influence of being raised in the middle of the Pennsylvania Dutch community and the superstition
that seeped into daily living, as well as having a grandfather and great uncle that hand painted many of the farm and
orchard signs in South Central Pennsylvania.

Andre Razo is a multi-disciplinary creator moving freely between art and commerce. His artworks have been widely
exhibited in solo and group shows including Guild and Greyshkul, and Alleged Gallery. In his career as a creative
director, he has had a wide range of clients including Spike tv, MTV, Burton, Nike, Vice Books, Baker Skateboards
and Sony. He has been featured in Tokion and Arkitip magazines, “Young Sleek and Full of Hell” by Aaron Rose,
and in Cheryl Dunn’s documentary film “Sped”.

Razo’s latest series of work, “FUTURE PRIMITIVE” employs drafting techniques and use of the grid as an integral
part of the work. These attributes provide a notion of fabrication and structure that contrast, yet compliment these organic
compositions and the imperfections of hand-drawn art. Razo’s abstractions can be read as memories or predictions of
larger systems and vocabularies.



from May 29, 2013 to June 26, 2013

Opening Reception on 2013-05-29 from 19:00 to 22:00

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