January 12th-March 30th
curated by Christine Ferrouge
In Powers, Raymond Wong juxtaposes traditionally painted figures against abstractions inspired by comic book art. Deep black marks and bright beige tones, create a surreal powerful structural backdrop. One of Wongs favorite source material is pages of Weekly Shonen Jump, a long running manga anthology. The fashion models are often in static poses. Their emotive faces and body language tell us that they have embraced their calamitous environments. Wong’s paintings suggests a dormant insanity within, or concealed power waiting to arise.
Raymond Wong studied fine arts at CSU East Bay and graduated with a BFA in 2007. He is a painter that draws inspiration from science fiction films and novels. His work has been shown at Panorama Framing, Oakland and the Asian Art Museum as part of the Matcha: Taking up Space event. From 2010-2012, Wong was a resident artist at Root Division, a community arts and education organization in San Francisco. He currently maintains his art practice at Autobody Fine Art in Alameda.
Slither, 20" x 20", oil on canvas, 2018
Untitled, 30"x 24", oil on canvas, 2016
Supernatural, oil on canvas
Shunk, 30" x 24", oil on canvas, 2017
Drips, 39" x 22", oil on canvas, 2017