Opening Reception February 4th @ 7PM
Artist will be in attendance – Reception open to the public
Part of what makes art collecting and viewing so enjoyable is in the details. The details make the impact. This is exceptionally true for artist, David Soukup, who will be showing at Black Book Gallery in Denver during the month of February. Prepare to be blown away.
At first glance it might seem Soukup’s work is of the digital transfer sort. How else could his highly-detailed images make their way onto surface? However, after learning that Soukup is a stencil artist, producing photo-realistic images by carefully coaxing the relationship between positive and negative space, it becomes clear that the mastery of a process is happening here. It takes enough talent just to draw from a photo-realistic perspective, but Soukup takes this many steps further by cutting his highly detailed drawings into fragile, waif-like stencils that translate into sophisticated images depicting his urban lifestyle and setting.
While associated with the urban and street art movement of the current, Soukup is an artist on his own plan. “Reconstruction” is the name of the upcoming show at Black Book and captures the artist at a fresh and evolutionary time in his career. Soukup says he is taking the best aspects of his work and applying them to new subject matter, which (beyond his trademark urban-scape stencils) will also include portraits and mixed media, as well as a new exploration into reclaimed surface material.