Two artists who live to experiment, are never constrained by artistic genres and continuously react to their urban surroundings. Thumbprint Gallery presents the recent works of True Delorenzo and David Goff at Mosaic Wine Bar. This exhibition, on show for a month, promises a collection of original and experimental works.
True Delorenzo is a prolific San Diego artist who has completed over 2500 paintings since 2002. His work is inspired and influenced by the American-New York School of artwork he observed in Italy as well as Paul Gauguin and Pablo Picasso. He has unique style, a phrase coined "post 9-11 abstract expressionism," which combines elements of surrealism, pop art, cubism, and 1950's abstract expressionism. His art often encompasses a nonrepresentational style influenced by the unconscious by the use of formal distortion, bold and often un-naturalistic use of color, and slashing brushwork. He aims to convey 'true' reality of modern life after the turn of the 21st century and the intense force of the “Now Generation.”
David Goff came onto the art scene in a roundabout way. He was born and raised in suburban Philadelphia, joined US Navy, worked as a carpenter and then found his calling as an artist. On arriving in San Diego, in 1999, David’s artistic drive was woodworking and furniture building, along with expanding on the use of construction building materials in wire and steel sculpture. Today, David combines many mediums in his artistic endeavors, from building materials in his sculptures, to photography, collage, and stencils in his paintings. David’s influence comes from all areas from pin up photographs and paintings of Vargas to the pop art of Warhol and Allen Jones.
The opening begins at 6pm and runs until 11pm on Saturday May 4, at Mosaic Wine Bar. The exhibition will run for a month at Mosaic, which is located at 3422 30th Street, San Diego.