Artist Francois Beausoleil’s works in “The Human Experience Translated into Energy, Time Flow and the Concept of a Holographic Universe” at Sophie’s Kensington Gallery are mystical and romantic, illustrating the imagined and the believed. He shows us characters that are familiar and foreign. Shadows intervene on classic scenes to give deeper meaning and to remind us that there is more than what is on the surface, more than what we see or perceive. Ancient teachers are shown surrounded by symbols that tell their story and give meaning.
…ideas stem from his love of history, individual stories and culture, as well as the flow of energy that hides in plain sight. “I see it as light and shadow, that bring these images to the realm of Deity,” state Beausoleil. The Human Experience Translated into Energy, Time Flow and the Concept of a Holographic Universe are oil paintings inspired by sculptures from around the world and all cultures. According to the artist, “shadows and color help us connect to all the elements of life, past and present, and with the flow of time and energy.” Francois believes that by examining ourselves through our inner worlds and the emotional connections we make with the outside world, we can elevate our human condition.
~from literature for the “The Human Experience Translated into Energy, Time Flow and the Concept of a Holographic Universe” exhibition at Sophie’s Kensington Gallery.
Some pieces have a resin coating that smooth over texture, but give vibrancy to the colors. Something else that makes this exhibition special — there are more than just paintings on a flat surfaces, there are hanging and freestanding selections representative of the human body, giving the further dimensions of space and personality.
The exhibition is a thoroughly enjoyable dive into the mystical, illuminating and transformative, and will be enjoyed by all those who appreciate art with detail and vibrance.
“The Human Experience Translated into Energy, Time Flow and the Concept of a Holographic Universe” by Francois Beausoleil will be on display at Sophie’s Kensington Gallery at 4186 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA, until September 30th, 2016. The exhibition is supported in part by the California Institute of Contemporary Arts and The Heller Foundation of San Diego.
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