THUNDERBIRD is coming! The New Exhibition by Primal Artist Obi Kaufmann!

"Thunderbird" The new show by Artist Obi Kaufmann

"Thunderbird" The new show by Artist Obi Kaufmann

Artist Obi Kaufmann has made the Give Us Art! blog again. His new solo show titled “THUNDERBIRD” opens November 19th and shows until December 18th, 2011. If you’re a follower of the blog you’ll recognize Obi’s name. Previous posts Dark, Powerful, Visceral: Obi Kaufmann!, Vampire Tree: Part 1 and Vampire Tree: Part 2 discussed his one night “art slam” show in Seattle.

For a more detailed view on his art, style and personality check out my www.culturemob.com articles Obi Kaufmann: A One Night Affair and Obi Kaufman’s ‘The Vampire Tree’ Exhibit.

Behind the scenes look at "Thunderbird" The new show by Artist Obi Kaufmann

Behind the scenes look at "Thunderbird" The new show by Artist Obi Kaufmann

WHAT:
THUNDERBIRD
The Paintings of Obi Kaufmann
“…Painting in a cave by candlelight…”

WHERE:
Victorian Rat Gallery
3758 Manila Ave
Oakland California 94609
Phone: 510.575.9ART
Email: victorianrat@gmail.com
Victorian Rat Website

WHEN:
Show dates: 11.19.11 through 12.18.11
ARTIST RECEPTION: Saturday 11.19.11, 6pm to 9pm

Behind the scenes look at "Thunderbird" The new show by Artist Obi Kaufmann

Behind the scenes look at "Thunderbird" The new show by Artist Obi Kaufmann

Victorian Rat Gallery is proud to present the paintings of Obi Kaufmann in a solo show entitled THUNDERBIRD. After recent sold-out exhibits in both Oakland and Seattle, and on the heels of last year’s popular WARFLOWER at San Francisco’s Five Points Art House, Kaufmann brings his most savage paintings to date back home to North Oakland.

Behind the scenes look at "Thunderbird" The new show by Artist Obi Kaufmann

Behind the scenes look at "Thunderbird" The new show by Artist Obi Kaufmann

In THUNDERBIRD, Kaufmann continues his exploration of what he calls The Gothic Nouveau, or the romanticizing of figurative archetypes into a graphic language of expressionist motifs and graffiti-like illustration. DeWitt Cheng, while reviewing Kaufmann’s work in 2010 for artbusiness.com, called it “meditational and (serving a) ritual function,” while Todd Kerr, in the Berkeley Times, said that Kaufmann’s paintings are “primal and pure…could it get any more real?” When confronting the sometimes dark imagery of Kaufmann’s work, the artbusiness.com writer known as RWM said “there is injury there, but also a connection with the tormentors.”

Victorian Rat Gallery is run by husband and wife David Seiler and Brianna Brandow-Seiler. They invite you to join them for the candle-lit reception of THUNDERBIRD on Saturday, November 19th, 2011 at 6pm.

Behind the scenes look at "Thunderbird" The new show by Artist Obi Kaufmann

Behind the scenes look at "Thunderbird" The new show by Artist Obi Kaufmann

Behind the scenes look at "Thunderbird" The new show by Artist Obi Kaufmann

Behind the scenes look at "Thunderbird" The new show by Artist Obi Kaufmann

Artist Obi Kaufmann really gets into his work!

Artist Obi Kaufmann really gets into his work!

Obi Kaufmann is: Artist, Curator and Creative Projects Coordinator
Email: obikaufmann@msn.com
Phone: 925-951-7501

It goes without saying that you should be at this show. You should be at the reception to meet Obi. He’s an engaging person who’s worth meeting. These images do his work little credit. Seeing it in person is downright amazing. His work has a raw, primal quality that evokes some stunning emotional responses.

So Obi, for being a kick ass artist, lover of tequila, and all around cool dude Give Us Art! salutes you! (Again!)

Art & Attitude,
Savage1
Savage1Studio.com

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