Station 16 Gallery is thrilled to present The Elegant Dissonance, a solo exhibition by Ian Kuali'i. The Elegant Dissonance highlights a recent body of work that explores the human relationship between cultural, environmental, and urban decay through delicately rendered hand cut paper on reclaimed street ephemera. The exhibition will run until February 24th, 2018.
Artist: Ian Kuali'i
February 3rd - February 24th 2018
Vernissage: February 3rd, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Ian Kuali’i is a multi-disciplinary artist born in Orange County California, raised in Maui, Hawaii and currently residing in Berkeley, California. Interested in art from an early age, it was growing up through the cultural revolution of Hip Hop in the 80s and 90s that heavily influenced the style and subject matter he initially chose to explore as an artist. Self-education coupled with a seven-year apprenticeship with the legendary artist Doze Green helped him develop the unique process and voice he is recognized for today.
Kuali’i’s portraits, journal entries and scenes are masterfully rendered in hand cut paper with a blend of loose urban contemporary techniques and collaged found materials. His art is predominantly influenced by his ancestral ties to the indigenous people of the Southwest United States and Hawai’i, as well as occult symbolism, mysticism, global politics, and themes of urban decay.