A solo exhibition by Matt Haber
November 19th- December 10th, 2011
Artist reception: Saturday, November 19th, 7-10pm
LeBasse Projects :: Chinatown
932 Chung King Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel: (213) 621-9988
Los Angeles, CA – LeBasse Projects :: Chinatown is proud to announce ‘Luminous World,’ a solo exhibition from New York based artist, Matt Haber.
In past exhibitions, Matt Haber presented his characters and worlds as a stage-like setting anchored in play acting. With “Luminous World”, Haber is breaking the mold in many new ways. As the title suggests, Haber’s world now is taking center-stage and his delicate painting technique has evolved into a richer more luminous style with an emphasis on atmosphere and mood. His evolved dynamic compositions invite the viewer to be a participant as if a character themselves.
In ‘Luminous World’ we, the viewer enter into his fantastical world with Haber’s main character, a city girl named “Honey” who travels the world with two penguin companions on a teacup. The world itself is presented as large and cinematic with flowers towering over waterfalls and magical characters who float amongst a society of girls. This beautiful lost civilization develops into grand proportions and at first sight it seems magical and fantastic. However, looking deeper, dark and dangerous undertones arise.
About Matt Haber
Referencing existing allegory and classical storytelling, Haber creates a familiar feel to his work. Within them you may see the innocence of the 1950’s or the industrial inventions of the Victorian Era, combined with elements of science fiction. He believes storytelling is central to our communication and presents a patchwork of stories to let the viewer explore and piece together. Haber studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and has had professional experience at Walt Disney Feature Animation, Fox Animation and has been a painting assistant to Takashi Murakami. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.