A LOSS OF INNOCENCE IS THE SOLO EXHIBITION BY RENOWNED ARTIST, JOHN PAUL FAUVES. KNOWN FOR HIS NEO-POP EXPRESSIONIST ARTWORK, THE ARTIST WILL BE PRESENTING HIS SOLO EXHIBITION ON THURSDAY MARCH 2ND 2017 AT THE GUY HEPNER GALLERY IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE TAX COLLECTION.
Describe your aesthetic.
Neo Pop Expressionism.
Who are your favourite artists?
Jean M. Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Williem de Kooning, Henri Matisse, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso.
Summarize ‘A Loss of Innocence’, what is it about?
It’s a solo show in Guy Hepner gallery NYC curated by Taxcollection. The main theme is the loss of innocence we all experience in our lifetime. Everybody is going to be using hand-made masks with the intention to separate the spectator from the external world. The main goal is to create an atmosphere were no one can judge or be judged, liberating fears we carry from this superficial society. This and the feelings you can get from each art peace, are just part of my search with the audience of our essence lost in the turbulence of society.
Tell us about your Mickey and Marilyn.
The Hedonist Mickey is a figure that seeks pleasure no matter the consequence. Mickey being a worldwide iconic figure of innocence, represents the hedonist lifestyle that tempts us all. In this mad world sometimes just one bad choice can guide you to a dark hallway – sometimes never finding the way out. The destiny of Marilyn Monroe was death; her innocence was lost and could never get it back.
When did you start working on this?
I have being working for more than 2 years in this concept, were the idea is to make an innocence walk in a normal day with the masks on as well as many other happenings all in the search of your true self. After this show we are going to be in Belgium in June and we are still negotiating 2 more destinations to close the innocence art tour and start working on my new project.
Which is your favourite piece in the collection and why?
I believe that each art piece is a snap picture of the soul of the artist in that moment. So I’m very proud of all my art – to me, it’s like looking at an old picture album of my life experiences. In this case when I see my art, I see my soul experiences and how they all contribute to my universal growth in my life purpose. So they are all my favorite.
Text by Sarah Jones
Photos courtesy the artist