We are so excited to feature Joseph Ash, owner of BAEPLEX, as the next artist in our“pop-up” gallery series. The “pop-ups” offer the opportunity for coworkers and visitors to experience new art several times a year, not to mention there's some additional exposure for the artist.
Joe is an avid world traveler and his paintings are heavily influenced by Chinese, Japanese, and Korean architecture and art. Much of his work is layered with Asian symbolism and aesthetics, and his process is as unique as his art. He starts by meditating on a concept for some time, occasionally sketching variations and working through the strokes before he even touches a brush. “Each of the pieces represents a still expression of the life we live every day,” says Joe. “I believe that art, though busy and sometimes messy, can still be a peaceful and powerful expression of yourself.”
Watching him paint is a process too. Using primarily acrylics and natural inks, Joe brings martial arts techniques into his work as he paints using the expression of his whole body.
As usual we'll have tasty nibbles and refreshing drinks. Joe will do a small demonstration and create a one-of-a-kind piece that will go home with one attendee.
The work will be on display at Work Nimbly through the end of June.