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October 7, 2020

Lucien Shapiro _ Who has been Human Evermore Figure One


Lucien Shapiro (b. 1979, U.S.)
Who has been Human Evermore Figure One
Bottle caps, street diamonds,studs, wire, resin, dime bags, rope, glue, baseball hat, wood, 79”x 24” x 24 “ 2020
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Lucien Shapiro's debut gallery exhibition was 1 WORLD let the world begin in February 2005 at Anno Domini.

About the Artist
Lucien Shapiro was born in 1979 in Santa Rosa, CA. He attended San Francisco Academy of Art University and received a BFA in 2003. Since then, he’s developed multiple practices, held residencies all over the country, and presented his work at solo exhibitions. The underlying and concurrent theme of Shapiro’s work revolves around painstaking repetition, meticulous attention to craft, and the transformation of everyday objects. He composes elaborately constructed masks and ornately armored weaponry and vessels, which examine a relationship between modern waste and memories of ancient cultural artifacts. Practices and customs from the past are brought back to light through his revival of discarded materials, transformed into objects analogous with self-protection. A laborious craft and meditative consumption of time transforms forgotten objects into nostalgically interesting and beautiful relics that compel viewers to reevaluate what our everyday possessions represent and mean to us. In an age of consumption, waste, addiction, and destruction, Shapiro’s work is vitally needed and relevant. Employing the theories of natural growth such as branches, root systems, and crystals, his work continues circling around to similar conclusions: that the end result is the same no matter what the work is; it always leads to personal growth and self-realization.
Select accomplishments: Coachella stage show 2015, 40 city world tour Performance entitled, “Fear Collecting Ritual, A Fools Journey” 2016, RBHOA Residency Winter 2017, TYDTYL Film Completed Summer 2018, FWMOA Solo Museum Exhibition October 2018, Solo Exhibition Maia Contemporary Feb 2019, Two gallery solo at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco Aug 2019, private residency at Capri in Marfa, Texas September 2019, Arvia residency and performance Los Angeles Oct 2019, Zona Maco art fair with Maia Contemporary 2020, SJICA “Sandbox” selected exhibition March 2021.

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