Artists

"Litri"

Artist Adrian Ssegura (b. April 6, 1985) began his career as a painter at the age of 17 in Cáceres, Spain. Immediately recognized for his talent and craft, Adrian made a choice to professionally develop his individual style by enrolling into the prestigious School of Fine Arts in Seville, Spain. His professional training there allowed him to produce his first collection by the age of 21 that would eventually make Adrian an internationally acclaimed artist. 

His recent collection with Reverie Arts is titled “El Toro y El Hombre” and illustrates a story regarding the cultural phenomenon of bull-fighting in Spain. He depicts a solitary relationship between a man and a bull as each fights for their own right to live in the bull ring. Strength and power embody this series through Adrian’s use of heavy brush strokes and bold color choices. The end results are large textural expressionistic paintings with an intensity that leaves his audience mesmerized. 

"Tell Me"

Artist Erin Parish (b. November 6, 1966) spent high school in downtown Detroit in a 5000 sq. ft. artists’ loft with her dad, a professor of painting at Wayne State University, and her step-mom, an art teacher in the public school system.  Both painters, they gave Erin her first studio at age 12.

Parish went to Bennington College, majoring in art, and then on to graduate school at Queens College, all while working in the art world of New York — at galleries, museums and as an artists’ assistant in between semesters.

After many years as a professed dyed-in-the-wool figurative painter she began to paint abstractly in her late 20’s. Her earlier influences include the German Expressionists and the Neue Wilden/Neo-Expressionists.

She actively stays away from popular culture as an influence, drawn instead to the concepts of Buddhism and Wabi Sabi. Parish focuses primarily on circles as universal and planetary symbols, as they occur in nature on the scale of the microscopic and beyond.

She has had over 20 solo shows to date and been reviewed in the New York Times, Art in America, and Art News, with works held in a number of public collections.

'Light' (光芒)

Tamen (他们) is an artist collective composed of two young artists, Lai Shengyu (赖圣予) and Yang Xiaogang (杨晓钢), who were born in Hunan Province in 1978 and 1979, respectively. The group is alternatively referred to as “Ta Men” and “They”, which is the English translation of their name. As a collective, they reject notions of self and individuality in art by co-painting each work and collaborating in a manner that draws attention away from the individual.

Tamen’s work focuses on the psychological effects of China’s new affluence and its contemporary state of being. Through works of oil on canvas or digital photography, scenes of big-city China or serene nature are flush with symbols to visually emphasize the tension and collisions that Tamen sees as the constant revolution in China’s society. Adopting both montage and Pop Art forms, Tamen plays with the spatial relationships between landscapes, architecture, objects and figures to highlight the curious simultaneity of China’s past and present.

Reality is juxtaposed with illusion and tranquility with anxiety. Adding a healthy dose of ridicule and incredulity to the mix, Tamen criticizes the human appetence hiding behind images and falsehood and the sheen of modern affluence. By holding a mirror to the objects and symbols to which contemporary society has attached itself to, Tamen uses its novel visual language of surrealism and critical realism to offer a philosophical analysis of man’s inner feelings in this new world – those of bitterness, solitude, and distance.

"Birth of Venus"

Artist James Rawson (b. January 2, 1989) resides in Norfolk, England and is a postmodern pop artist.  Predominantly working in the medium of collage and painting, Rawson found no inspiration in the beautiful Norfolk landscape he grew up in; instead, the landscape of pop culture fed his artistic drive.

James’ work blurs the boundaries between collage and painting, using preparatory paper collages as reference for his larger paintings. He aims to reflect the multi-layered visual experience we all live in. Appropriating the very images that have become implicit in our society, James’ work disturbs our sense of reality and confuses our perception of popular culture.

James’ work addresses some of the most important issues of the last 50 years; over consumption, greed, inequality and life as a spectacle. James’ work screams at you — there is no room for prevarication. It deals with the ubiquity of advertising, sex selling everything, fast food and TV as the drug of a nation. So perhaps you don’t like what you see, the bawdy reality, the cheap thrill, the constant accumulation of sweet things, processed and plastic things to unnatural things: but it doesn’t take away from the fact — it’s the truth.

'Chinese Smile' 中国人-分头

The work of Artist Shan Gang (b. October 12, 1958) is directly inspired by European art from his years spent studying and living in Holland. In both timing and methodology, his work is somewhat avant-garde among contemporary Chinese art. 

Nurtured by many years of studying in the Chinese tradition, Gang’s work possesses more than just the composition and color patterns of Western artwork —rather they also hold the literati tone of Chinese ink painting. The meeting of East and West is a constant in his artwork.

In the early oughts while settled in Shanghai, Gang’s work evolved to include more aggressive elements of abstract and expressionism though the painting atmosphere at the time was leading towards cynical realism and Kitsch. He insisted on his ideologies instead of trend; this persistent adherence has manifested in his personality as an artist.

"Silver Goya"

Artist Geoff Hippenstiel (b. July 6, 1974) cultivates the ambiguities of abstract representation with his lushly painted canvases. Each is a presence to be reckoned with, a thing vibrant and almost alive in its physicality. Hippenstiel is drawn to that thingly quality of a painting’s being, its sheer existence, and a powerful and dynamic application of oil and impasto give his works an urgent sense of materiality. But from all that musculature something like a recognizable world tantalizes (and sometimes disturbs) the viewer.

Hippenstiel identifies with and draws inspiration from artists as diverse as Robert Ryman and Willem DeKooning, whose individual explorations concerning surface and tactility are akin to his own. However, he is perhaps more intent than these precursors on delving into assumptions about what constitutes a conventional painting, exploring variations in the nature of the paint itself. The artist’s use of spray enamel, metallic, and fluorescent paints alongside traditional oils is exceptional: a canvas dense with earthy greens or pale yellows is electrified with a single swipe of neon pink; in another, metallic gold or silver plays against thickly applied, buttery, and colorful elements, yielding a highly original eye popping effect.

"Le désordre des choses"

The work of Artist Connie Noyes examines the social constructions of idealized beauty and the values assigned to it by transforming inherited, found, forgotten, discarded, and unvalued materials. The paintings, as objects exemplify the existential struggle for existence while questioning the over-determined role beauty plays.

Born in Washington D.C, Noyes is a full time artist who lives and works in Chicago. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and MA degree in Psychology from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont California.

In 2007 she was awarded the Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council and has received numerous professional development grants. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in places such as San Francisco, Paris, London and Innsbruck, but most recently in solo exhibitions at N'namdi Contemporary in Miami and the Noyes Cultural Center in Evanston, IL, an exhibition titled "No Relation." She has been selected for numerous international artist's residencies, some of which include the Emaar International Art Symposium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2005); Thupelo International Workshop in Cape Town, South Africa (2005) and the 5th International Visual Arts Symposium in Monastir, Tunisia (2007). In 2015 she will be traveling to Berlin for a residency at ZK/U.

"Chaos and Order No. I"

Monika Lukowska (b. August 7, 1986) obtained a MA in Printmaking from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Wrocław Poland. For her graduate project "Chaos and Order“ she received Minister of Culture and National Heritage Award for the Best Graduate Diploma in 2011. After study in Poland she moved to Berlin, where she continued her artistic research in the field of lithography in the KunstlerhausBethanien. 

Since August 2012 Monika is pursuing her masters in Fine Arts at the San Francisco Art Institute as a Fulbright scholar. Among other scholarship and awards is worth to mention: Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design Award for Beginning Artists, Marek Maria Pienkowski Foundation scholarship for printmaking workshops at University of Tennessee, Art Residency at Kala Art Institute, Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Award. Her works was shown i. e. in Student Printmaking Biennale in Poznan, International Print Triennale in Kraków, in Freies Museum, Berlin and Diego Rivera Gallery and SOMArts, San Francisco. 

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"Making Contact"

Artist Hugh Leeman’s (b. October 23, 1983) new approach is to paint loosely and expressively with oil and paint spray. He deserted the idea of painting from real life and photographs and began working internally, using his feelings and movements to create powerful thought-provoking images. His departure from realism has forced Leeman into a style and technique never before seen.  The content challenges his viewers, forcing them into a deeply rooted contemplative state - each canvas waits to be explored.

His latest work includes large murals that allow him to physically use his entire body, becoming part of his work. The results are spontaneous and emotive, with a greater emphasis on the process rather than the final product. 

Press

Patz & Hall Press Release
March 17, 2015

Patz & Hall partners with Luxe Interiors + Design magazine and Reverie Arts of San Francisco to bring vibrant, captivating oil paintings to Sonoma County

 

SONOMA, Calif. – March...

luxe. interiors + design Winter 2015
January 21, 2015

We once again had a fantastic time with our great friends at Patz & Hall winery this past October with an opening reception for the incredibly talented artist and designer Richard Von Saal.  Von Saal's...

luxe. interiors + design MIAMI
January 12, 2015

TALENT SHOW

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From her studio in South Beach overlooking Biscayne Bay, Erin Parish can't remember a time when art wasn't the most important thing in her...

Reverie Arts press release
December 22, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, December 22, 2014 — Reverie Arts announced today its appointment as agent for Chicago Artist Connie Noyes.

The work of Artist Connie Noyes (b....

Patz & Hall Press Release
December 16, 2014

Patz & Hall partners with Luxe Interiors + Design magazine and Reverie Arts of San Francisco to bring
art designed to provoke meditation and to explore the non-verbal world to Sonoma County...

luxe. interiors + design Fall 2014
October 22, 2014

Luxe Interiors + Design teamed up with Patz & Hall winery and Reverie Arts San Francisco on July 11, 2014 to create Art Harvest No. 1, a quarterly exploration of art.  This event was the first of a four...

Reverie Arts press release
October 9, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, October 9, 2014 — Reverie Arts announced today its appointment as West Coast agent for critically acclaimed Artist, Geoff Hippenstiel.

“For years...

Reverie Arts press release
September 15, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 15, 2014 — Reverie Arts announced today entry into the prestigious blue-chip secondary market for our clients.

Working with a select...

El Periódico Extremadura
August 4, 2014

El Periódico Extremadura se hace eco de mi exposición en Sonoma (California) inaugurada el pasado 11 de Julio, gracias a mi representación en Rêverie Arts, a los viñedos Patz & Hall, y al patrocinio de...

Patz & Hall Press Release
June 23, 2014

Art Harvest No. 1 is the first in a series of rotating art exhibition hosted at the Sonoma House at Patz & Hall in partnership with Luxe Interiors + Design magazine, and Reverie Arts San...

Reverie Arts press release
May 29, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 29, 2014 — Reverie Arts announced today its appointment as exclusive North American Agent for internationally acclaimed Shanghai Artist Shan Gang....

Reverie Arts press release
May 8, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 8, 2014 — Reverie Arts announced today its appointment as San Francisco Agent for Artist Hugh Leeman.

Reverie Arts is proud to expand and...

Reverie Arts press release
March 10, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, March 10, 2014 — Reverie Arts San Francisco announced today its representation of British artist James Rawson.

“It is a privilege for Reverie Arts...

Reverie Arts press release
March 3, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, March 3, 2014 — Reverie Arts San Francisco announced today its appointment as the San Francisco Agent for the internationally acclaimed Beijing Artists,...

Reverie Arts press release
January 21, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, January 21, 2014 — Reverie Arts San Francisco announced today its representation of Los Angeles Artist Ron Reihel.  Reihel will participate in Rêverie...

Reverie Arts press release
January 10, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, January 10, 2014 — Reverie Arts San Francisco announced today its representation of Miami Beach Artist Erin Parish.  Parish will participate in Rêverie...

San Francisco Magazine
November 27, 2013

The Insider’s Guide to Out-of-the-Box Art

Lauren Murrow | Photo: Courtesy of Galleries | November 27, 2013

 

Eight more new (or newly revamped) galleries for laser-cut...

Reverie Arts press release
September 16, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 16, 2013 — Reverie Arts San Francisco announced today its exclusive representation of San Francisco Artist Monika Lukowska.  Monika will...

Art Ltd. Magazine by Kelly Klaasmeyer
September 1, 2013

Geoff Hippenstiel pulls off a kind of baroque abstraction in his paintings--he's got bold impasto strokes and gold and silver aplenty. It's an interesting feat, accomplished without the...

Rêverie Arts press release
July 27, 2013

Artist Adrián Ssegura has been selected to participate in the prestigious Contemporary Art Fair ARTEANDO 2013 August 7 - 13, 2013 with Artist ...

Huffington Post
May 20, 2013

San Francisco

In 1969 I came to visit a place that would become my home. My whole generation fell in love with this city by the sea. We pushed every limit, made many mistakes, opened Pandora...

Rêverie Arts press release
May 6, 2013

Rêverie Arts San Francisco is announcing their representation of Adrian Ssegura and his U.S. Inaugural Exhibition “El Toro, El Hombre y La Plaza” at ArtPadSF May 16 – 19, 2013 at the Phoenix Hotel. The...

Arts + Culture Magazine Texas
March 15, 2013

Much has been made – by me as well as others – of the way Houston artist Geoff Hippenstiel moves between figuration and abstraction in paintings that combine over-the-top impasto with metallic silver or...

Assembly of Extremadura
February 4, 2013

Testamare opens on January 4, at 11:30 am in the Patio Noble Extremadura Parliament, the Vice President of the Camera, Consuelo Rodriguez Píriz, proceed to the opening of the exhibition of paintings by...

Forbes
November 5, 2012

For the benefit of the California DMV, Michael Polenske translates the vanity plate on his black G-class Mercedes, FNG MRLO, as “flocking Merlot”–his winery being named...

Art in America by Raphael Rubinstein
May 7, 2012

Nearly all the paintings in this show of recent work by Geoff Hippenstiel, a Houston-based painter in his late 30s, feature a single massive shape occupying most of the available space. Depending on their...

Art Ltd. Magazine by Douglass Britt
March 1, 2012

Less than two years after earning his master's degree from the University of Houston, painter Geoff Hippenstiel has already demonstrated a mastery of scale that eludes many gestural abstractionists. In last...

San Francisco Chronicle & SF Gate
January 22, 2012

If you've ever been a guest at a well-heeled event here in town - a gala night, a boutique opening-night party or a private anniversary dinner for 40 - chances are you've nibbled on foodstuffs by Taste...

Sala Croma
January 13, 2012

Four young painters who studied at the School of Seville (Generation 2003) are in Sala Croma (Caceres) to show their latest works through four different ways to understand the painting. Pictorical unions...

The Bold Italic
November 9, 2011

Hugh Leeman's apartment at 6th and Market is across from "...

Houston Chronicle
March 27, 2011

After abstract expressionism’s post-World War II heyday, art moved forward because artists either rebelled against the movement or took its inspiration so broadly as to make its influence nearly...

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Current Exhibition
April 11, 2015 to July 5, 2015

SONOMA, Calif. – March 17, 2015 – The Sonoma House at Patz & Hall welcomes the work of artist Hugh Leeman to Art Harvest No. 4, a quarterly art exhibition at Patz & Hall’s new home. The temporary public exhibit at the Sonoma House (21200 8th Street East, Sonoma, California) will kick off with an opening reception on Saturday, April 11, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Leeman’s art will be on display at the Sonoma House from April 8 until July 5.

The April 11 artist reception will feature complimentary pours of Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir and...

Past Exhibition
January 8, 2015 to February 8, 2015

Reverie Arts San Francisco brings "Leeman, Rawson & Reihel" an art opening to The Gallery at DavidJames, 600 Fillmore Street on January 8, 2015.

We are thrilled to present the unique works of Artists Hugh Leeman, James Rawson & Ron Reihel in a new 'Pop-up' presentation.


About Hugh Leeman

Hugh Leeman (b. October 23, 1983) began gaining artistic recognition for his popular grand-scale graffiti portraits of homeless people in San Francisco. Leeman’s new approach is to paint loosely and expressively with oil and paint spray. He deserted the idea of...

Past Exhibition
January 8, 2015 to February 8, 2015

Reverie Arts San Francisco brings "Leeman, Rawson & Reihel" an art opening to The Gallery at DavidJames, 600 Fillmore Street on January 8, 2015.

We are thrilled to present the unique works of Artists Hugh Leeman, James Rawson & Ron Reihel in a new 'Pop-up' presentation.


About Hugh Leeman

Hugh Leeman (b. October 23, 1983) began gaining artistic recognition for his popular grand-scale graffiti portraits of homeless people in San Francisco. Leeman’s new approach is to paint loosely and expressively with oil and paint spray. He deserted the idea of...

Past Exhibition
January 8, 2015 to February 8, 2015

Reverie Arts San Francisco brings "Leeman, Rawson & Reihel" an art opening to The Gallery at DavidJames, 600 Fillmore Street on January 8, 2015.

We are thrilled to present the unique works of Artists Hugh Leeman, James Rawson & Ron Reihel in a new 'Pop-up' presentation.


About Hugh Leeman

Hugh Leeman (b. October 23, 1983) began gaining artistic recognition for his popular grand-scale graffiti portraits of homeless people in San Francisco. Leeman’s new approach is to paint loosely and expressively with oil and paint spray. He deserted the idea of...

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