Archive for September, 2009


Monday, September 14th, 2009

Semblance 03 / Pencil and Graphite on Rives BFK 300gsm / 2009

HelloVon “Semblance”
September 19 – October 14 2009
Cerasoli Gallery
8530-B Washington Blvd,
Culver City CA 90232
Tel : (310) 954 5974
Opening night : Saturday 19th September 2009

Wispy, luminous, and waif-like, the portraits in HelloVon’s ‘Semblance’ show at Cerasoli Gallery gaze openly at viewers with the curiosity and allure of striking strangers with whom fantastic adventures may be possible.  Engaging, beautiful, and tantalizingly untouchable, Von’s subjects seem born from a malleable reality, perhaps composed while amiably daydreaming. The drawings in ‘Semblance’ are indicative of Von’s fascination with image construction, form, distortion and the process of drawing itself.  Utilizing a blend of traditional and digital mark making techniques, Von’s original drawings have been featured as part of Creative Review’s award-winning Monograph series and featured on billboards from London to New York in the Migration exhibition, adopted by Liberty of London for their relaunch and appeared on the catwalk at Milan Fashion Week as part of the Trussardi A/W 09 collection.  HelloVon is the globally branded studio of London-based illustrator and artist Von.  Von’s work has been exhibited at The London Design Museum and featured in Rolling Stone, Playboy, the New York Times and Esquire. ‘Semblance’ will be Von’s debut solo show in Los Angeles.

/ˈsɛmbləns/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [sem-bluhns] Show IPA
Use semblance in a Sentence
1. outward aspect or appearance.
2. an assumed or unreal appearance; show.
3. the slightest appearance or trace.
4. a likeness, image, or copy.
5. a spectral appearance; apparition.
1250–1300; ME < MF, equiv. to sembl(er) to seem (see resemble ) + -ance -ance

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