Richard Weiss is a French-born Northern Californian artist expressing himself through different art forms. Opening reception Friday, June 7, 5:00pm. Exhibit continues through June 30.
Winning recently both Best of Show and Most Popular awards (a first in the 57 year history of the Art In The Redwoods juried show, the largest of its kind in NorCal) with his 3-D reverse perspective painting Tintin & The Case Of The Purple Orb. Winning 13 movie awards for his sci-fi feature film The Book: They Came From Inner Space.
Being nominated for his movie script Pandemonium. Reuniting known solo musicians from 4 continents to create his conceptual album Dedicace, precursor to world music, and also soundtrack to director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s movie Tusk.
Richard Weiss shares his time between Paris and the Mendocino coast, influenced by both cultures in his paintings. His work expresses humor toward the idiosyncrasies of our society. It comments on social and cultural issues by staging icons, symbols, and elements of popular culture into unexpected surroundings and situations. It is as if the characters had stepped into another reality. The work is whimsical, full of joy and wonder.
The overall experience in Richard Weiss’ exhibitions remains one of surprise and playfulness. In this upcoming solo exhibition in the Jacob Foyer, Richard Weiss will present both his 2-D and 3-D work in acrylic-on-wood.
These interactive optical-illusion paintings engage a playful participation from viewers of all ages. Each and every gallery visitor has invariably spent time “playing” with them. The attraction comes from the fact that viewers become creators, designing their own and unique experience of transforming an image into another.