Steve Javiel "Pursuit of Happiness"
Meet the Artist: Nov. 5th & 6th, 11AM-6PM
Showing thru: November 19, 2022
3344 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Voss Gallery presents “Pursuit of Happiness,” a solo exhibition of contemporary impressionist paintings by Oakland-based artist Steve Javiel that blends the beauty found in nature and urban decay.
Join us for two Meet the Artist events in conjunction with ArtSpan’s SF Open Studios on November 5th & 6th, 11AM-6PM. The exhibition is on view through November 19, 2022. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6PM or by appointment. Paintings on display range from $270-$2,800; worldwide shipping and local delivery options are available for any purchase.
“The strong presence of color in my abstract flower paintings is a celebration of how we’re all from different backgrounds. Color is powerful and uplifts us when we’re down. The same way color puts me at ease, my hope is that I can help others feel the same. This new series strives to spread positive energy, as being in a positive state of mind is a game changer!
My process begins by distorting photographs of flowers and analyzing their colors and compositions in my head. While painting, I utilize a variety of tools ranging from different-sized brushes and stencils to oil pastels and I even incorporate my own handwriting into the abstract backgrounds. Layers upon layers are applied until the painting surface takes on a life of its own.” —Steve Javiel
STEVE JAVIEL (b. Los Angeles, CA, 1981) is an urban impressionist painter based in Oakland, CA. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA and participates in exhibitions along the West Coast.