Erik Bender to Showcase Paintings & Carved Plaster Reliefs in "REAL ICKY" Exhibition

To go on view at First Amendment Gallery in San Francisco.

By
Arts
3,282 Hypes 3 Comments

Bay Area artist Erik Bender takes on an interdisciplinary approach when it comes to his creative work output. Bender’s practice consists of figurative-meets-abstract paintings and carved plaster reliefs that are influenced by graffiti culture and urban life. His compositions are largely comprised of cartoonish subjects, letterforms, and a muted palette. The artist is slated to launch on a new solo exhibition at First Amendment Gallery in San Francisco called “REAL ICKY.”

“For ‘REAL ICKY,’ Bender muses on the unknown and unfamiliar, maneuvering his expansive letterform characters in expressionist shapes to create an energetic visual dialog chronicling the many facets of the human condition,” said the gallery in a statement. “Set in a noir-esque city of heightened tension and high stakes, Bender’s wide-eyed, youthful figures employ magic to duck around corners and tuck into the cuts, hiding from the spectral forces of the law.”

Get a closer look at Bender’s multifaceted works in the slideshow above and then visit First Amendment Gallery’s website for further details. “REAL ICKY” will run through August 3-30.

Elsewhere in art, Ryan Travis Christian will display surrealist graphite artworks in New York City.

First Amendment Gallery
1000 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Dapper Lou Explores the Meaning of Legacy for Banana Republic’s New Denim Collection
Fashion 

Dapper Lou Explores the Meaning of Legacy for Banana Republic’s New Denim Collection

Presented by Banana Republic
A shared sense of heritage and craft.

adidas Relaunches YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 in "Semi Frozen Yellow" & "Butter" (UPDATE)
Footwear

adidas Relaunches YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 in "Semi Frozen Yellow" & "Butter" (UPDATE)

An unexpected drop.

Kiko Kostadinov & ASICS Return With GEL-SOKAT INFINITY II
Footwear

Kiko Kostadinov & ASICS Return With GEL-SOKAT INFINITY II

Featuring a new extended tongue inspired by archival wrestling shoes.


Nike Unveils Limited-Edition React Element 55 Duo in Celebratory Iridescent Colorways
Footwear

Nike Unveils Limited-Edition React Element 55 Duo in Celebratory Iridescent Colorways

Honoring Tanabata with magpie motifs & symbolic Star Festival designs.

Japan Adds New Pokémon to Its Poké-Manhole Cover Collection
Travel

Japan Adds New Pokémon to Its Poké-Manhole Cover Collection

Can you catch ‘em all?

PUMA Pulls Inspiration from Retro Toys for the RS-X Bold
Footwear 

PUMA Pulls Inspiration from Retro Toys for the RS-X Bold

Presented by PUMA
Playfully bright.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.