VISION: TO ACHIEVE RAPTURE THROUGH VISUAL ART
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Art Rapture is focused on bending the boundaries of the traditional Canadian landscape through art. We showcase a blend of pop, urban, and contemporary art synonymous with the art movements experienced in London, Paris, Los Angeles, New York, Sao Paolo and Berlin. Since 2016, we have successfully exhibited over 30 talented artists including Okuda San Miguel, Ola Volo, iHeart, Sean Jantzi, Denial, Michelle Tanguay, Taka Sudo, Scott Sueme and Jon Shaw among many other exceptionally skilled artists. We’ve placed over 300 works of art in the hands of exuberant collectors while supporting the fight against homelessness in our country. Art Rapture is excited to carry the momentum forward and is committed to providing exquisite artwork and exhibitions to tantalize your senses for years to come.
UPCOMING EVENT – JUNE 13, 2019
Art Rapture presents “POV” a solo exhibition by Sean Jantzi.
This is Sean Jantzi’s second solo exhibition with Art Rapture. After his first exhibition, It Was A Very Simple World, Sean spent nine months working on private commissions before redirecting his creative focus to POV. The exhibition is personal, featuring a large-scale self portrait and a gaze into Jantzi’s studio and home. In bold, flat colours, Jantzi’s paintings speak through a language of contemporary pop, where seductive connotations act like advertisements for a good life.
In many of the paintings, hands, breasts and beings extend outward to suggest the viewer in a moment of action. Jantzi describes his perspectival painting as a play with the boundaries of the “fourth wall”, a convention in film and performance where an invisible wall separates the actors from the audience. Viewers are guided to imagine themselves in place of the paintings’ figures, taking on the roles of actors in summer scenes.
In today’s social media landscape, where stories are habitually shared, followed, craved and desired, Jantzi’s paintings contemplate the sharing of personal experience in an enduring medium. Luminescent hues and crisp contours emulate a digital quality, and limbs hold a familiar frame. The series is provocative, as viewers are enticed to consider themselves as part of the story, and traverse Sean Jantzi’s point of view as a visual artist.
- exhibition write up by Sarah Keppler
Location: 1063 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Opening Reception: June 13 @ 6:30 p.m.
Live Art Auction: June 14 @ 7:30 p.m.
Artist Talk: June 15 @ 3:00 p.m.
Curator's Tour: June 15 @ 3:30 p.m.
POV Art Party: June 15 @ 7:30 p.m (in collaboration with dontdoze art collective)
The Live Art Auction will showcase original drawings and sketches by Sean Jantzi, only available at auction. Auction bids start at $1.00 and proceeds from the live art auction will be donated to The Push For Change.
RAISED OVER $11750 SINCE 2016
Since 2016, Art Rapture has donated over $11,750 from art sales to The Push For Change, a Canadian charity focused on eliminating youth homelessness.
On May 1, 2016, Joe Roberts, former homeless youth, embarked on a massive 17 month, 9000km journey while pushing a shopping cart across Canada to raise awareness and dollars to end youth homelessness.
This national trek began on May 1, 2016 from St. John’s Newfoundland and ended on September 30, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Throughout this journey, Joe engaged with Canada’s population by stopping at over 300 secondary schools and immersing his passion in over 200 community engagements.
The Art Rapture team encourages you to support The Push For Change by visiting their website (www.thepushforchange.com), becoming familiar with the challenges our nation faces with youth homelessness, and finding ways to help make a difference in our community.
You can check out Joe’s journey here: