New exhibtion by Todd James: Electric Ritual


#1

Electric Ritual

Long live Brussels! Long live Todd James! Long live his 3rd solo exhibition at Alice in 8 years!

Roger Gastman’s “Beyond The Streets” exhibition, which just ended in Los Angeles, confirms what was still an intuition in 2010; Todd James is definitely part of the great History of Art. Not the bling bling show of epidermal and loathsome speculation that the Art world has accustomed us to. No, I am talking here of the one where individual destinies come together to form an aesthetic current which becomes a milestone that embraces the pure joy of Art.

Todd James and his kin have both expanded the artistic field to urban cultures at the turn of the millennium and simultaneously expanded the circle of enthusiasts to new generations around the world. Nothing else! So yes, his paintings are light, colorful, erotic and funny! But with the same force as your iPhone, which centralizes all the advanced technology of the moment in a light and elegant case.

There are two series to discover in “ELECTRIC RITUAL” . One which transpires the intimate touch of Matisse, tinged with a latent eroticism suggested by lascivious women watching the ocean or represented in works of art painted in the background. The other, more abstract, where you can guess the outlines of figurative elements like skulls or fighter jets. This leads to a confused sensation that reminds me of my latest attempt to read a graffiti in the street.

And then, it may be a personal projection or the realm of Todd James’unconscious , but the two series seem to offer a pop interpretation of the Freudian concept of the vital and antagonistic impulses of life, Eros, and death, Thanatos.

In any case, It doesn’t matter. To hell with regrets: Don’t miss the New Yorker’s exhibition!

Link: https://www.alicebxl.com/exhibitions/electric-ritual


#2

His works are so lively and good. Love the use of colors.

After being reposted by Kaws on IG, I think his feature is even brighter than before.


#3

It would be interesting to make a list of every artist featured on his instagram feed/in his collection and sort by price. I wonder what the most affordable artist in Brians collection is :slight_smile:


#4

Love Reas :heart_eyes:


#5

Love his latest two print releases with Alice and V1 Gallery. For €300 you cant go wrong.



#6

I had to buy two from V1 Gallery. The one from Alice sadly went under my radar even though I e-mailed them asking if they were going to release any prints soon. I prefer his prints with female curves.


#7

Both are great prints, but I prefer the one from V1 gallery.


#8

These prints are great buys and instant classics. I much prefer his originals but his prints ain’t bad either.


#9

Any idea what an OG would cost today?.. They rarely pop-up on the secondary market


#10

I have no idea. Not a lot of auction results either.
Only result I could find of a paiting done in his colorful style.