Distinction Gallery is thrilled to announce the opening reception of "At Night?", a solo exhibition featuring brand new artwork by long term ArtHatch artist Roel Jovellanos. The exhibition will include figurative paintings depicting women at night in precarious situations. The emotions of the women strongly come through in this new series of intriguing oil paintings. The artist will be present and we will have live music and drinks available for sale from Last Spot by Hidden Hive for the reception on September 10th from 6-10pm.
Roel's art focusses on various aspects of the human condition expressed through visual narratives and subtext. He uses cinematic framing, sequences, and multiple points of focus to fully capture the theme of a painting. His background includes a long stint in the video game industry where he worked as a concept artist and 3D modeler. He left all that behind to slow it down, to create meaningful and lasting work in an age where attention can be fickle and art disposable.
Roel earned his BFA in illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He was born in Chicago, raised in Southern California, and now resides in Phoenix.
The exhibition will run from September 10 - October 1.