Mantras Summer Art Soiree:
A Showcase of Meditative Works by Arthur Brouthers
presented by Sozo Gallery & Y2 Yoga
Saturday, August 29
You are invited to join SOZO Gallery and Y2 Yoga for an evening of art, music and cocktails as we feature a showcase of meditative works by Arthur Brouthers.
Attire is summer casual. Live DJ. $20 entry includes 2 drink tickets.
About Arthur Brouthers:
Born in Charleston, SC, Arthur Brouthers always remembered being creative. Not having the resources to pursue his desired art education, he settled for a graphic arts degree. As a way of rebelling against his upbringing, Arthur followed a successful musical career that took him all over the country. Though this career provided him with a creative outlet, he knew something was missing. Tapping into a dormant creative outlet, he dove back into art and painting. Teaming up with a fellow art enthusiast, he helped create a successful organization called Culture Initiative in Charlotte, NC. Culture Initiative is a creative forum and platform for local artists. Organizing over 30 shows in 5 years for Southeast artists was a tremendous learning experience. Though he loved helping other creatives find their voice, Arthur used this inspiration to concentrate his efforts on a full time path as an artist.
The original paint spill that started it all was an accident that he has dedicated his life to exploring. Mixing paint with a multitude of mediums and applications helps him create an unique effect. It is a delicate and unforgiving process that can only mature after much trial and error. From start to finish, the process is therapeutic for Arthur; a form of meditation. Still dabbling in music from time to time, he has launched a much anticipated art career, showing at Sozo Gallery in Uptown Charlotte, Arthur is an innovative artist on the cusp of impacting the world of fine art. His ever-evolving talent is one to watch.
The innovation of the technique I utilize in my work is based on years of experimentation with acrylic paint, various mediums, and manipulating the environment. The results are not entirely predictable; which parallels the natural world my work emulates. The amorphous shapes and colors are easily found in nature; whether being under a microscope, through a telescope, or viewed by our own eyes. I pour the paint and create a reaction that mimics natural phenomena, forming images in an unorganized unity. A thick clear medium is often applied to finish pieces, providing a looking glass into an ever evolving natural reaction. The viewer is left to find resonance between the piece and their own perception.
To learn more about Arthur and his work, visit his website.
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