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1963 Gallery / UK

Inspired by the forward-thinking, experimental and wakened ethos of the sixties, 1963 Gallery Space is an art project committed to promoting a diverse range of contemporary urban artists, founded on a nomadic structure that matches artists with venues, constantly exposing art to new areas.

Recently partnered with property strategists Space Station, 1963 has now launched a regular exhibition program taking place at a central London venue, as well as unique curatorial experiments in remarkable and exclusive properties plotted across the city.

After his sold-out solo show in Sao Paolo and very successful solo exhibition in London last year, 1963 brings to Moniker Art Fair Rafael Hayashi’s latest works, a series of paintings that reflect the conflicts experienced by the individual living in contemporary society.

Helped by his unconventional and almost accidental technique, Hayashi’s large-scale pieces hold colossal shapes and form arising from great masses of paint. Ink is added and paint is removed or shaped by his hand, creating volume, tone and texture. The anthropomorphic figures resulting from this process remain in a frozen and violent harmony, holding all tension in an instant where Hayashi’s energy breaks out.

Artwork: ‘Close’ by Rafael Hayashi