Opening Reception | Saturday, September 8th, 7-10pm
Special Preview | Thursday, September 6th, 7-9pm
September 8 - October 7, 2012
Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to present
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For the past 3 years, Rero has established his work through his innovative approach to street art. Though introduced to the street through graffiti, working for a time under the name Aurer, he eventually felt limited by a spray can. He then began exploring imagery through the use of typography, while retaining the same values of graffiti.
With his distinctive visual style, Rero often inhabits disused and dilapidated spaces to explore the concept of "negation of the image," presenting minimalist statements that combat our modern overdose on images and messages. He achieves this through the use of words and phrases with a stark black line crossing them out. Rero's site-specific works enter the gallery space as installations that maintain a sense of destruction. His works on canvas emulate the abandoned walls where he often intervenes.
Rero was born in 1983 and studed graphic design at the London College of Communication. He has shown his work in numerous exhibitions and art fairs across Europe. He lives and works in Paris.