Canadian Abstract Painter invites audiences to ponder "what is art?" And Calls Out Cyber-Bullies.
Canadian abstract painter Callen Schaub, most recognized for his unconventional techniques, launched his New York debut solo exhibition - FAKE ART Since '95 - at 393 Broadway, on Wednesday, April 24.
The artist-directed popup exhibition is open until April 29 with live performances every day. The program will include exciting live arena performances, art + merchandise (pop up shop) for purchase and an open-invitation to ponder the meaning and purpose of art. Collectors, families and kids are encouraged to attend public opening hours.
FAKE ART is Schaub's response is to the digital world of art criticism and his dedication to advocating freedom of expression and inclusivity. Schaub's colorful and free-wielding paintings seek to celebrate authenticity and imaginative freedom. The artist's work takes inspiration from the positivity expressed in the online community as well as responding artistically to the experience of being trolled.
"FAKE ART is not an exhibit about defining art, but rather defining the human expression," says abstract artist Schaub. "Embracing art requires perspective and an open mind - so we're creating a space for people to do just that - question what they see and feel."
The FAKE ART Since '95 artwork will be available for purchase onsite at 393 Broadway, New York NY 10013 and at www.callenschaub.com/
About Callen Schaub
Stemming from a diagnosis of dyslexia, a learning disability that primarily affects the skills involved in reading and spelling, Callen Schaub has harnessed his fascination to explore a more universal language, through live art demonstrations as a medium for self-expression. Focusing on the rawness of art, Schaub challenges traditional art-to-canvas painting with his bold, engaging and theatrical performances seeking to redefine how people appreciate and interpret 'art'.
Schaub has performed more than 120 live shows across Canada and over 10 solo exhibitions, charming audiences across North America with 'The Arena' — his portable studio comprised of self-made spin machines, pendulums and trapezes. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Schaub has been performing live trapeze, spin and pendulum paintings for nearly a decade.