LeBasse projects had their opening reception for Shark Toofs solo show last night. Shark Toof, the notorious street artists, makes his way into the gallery world in the form or “Nature will Always Win”. In this show Mr. Toof took the influence of his street art past and expanded his vision from solely sharks into other vicious animals combining them with humanly features asking the questions ‘What innate actions or pleasures do we suppress for the sake of nobility or acceptance? What are we if we do acknowledge our inner voice? How different are our patterns to those of animals?’
Shark Toof suggests that ‘Nature Will Always Win’ is an acknowledgment of the subconscious and the inner voice. Through dense glazes of paint, portraits, imagery of love and war, the issue is addressed.
Check out the show at Lebasse Projects Culver City location between now and July 9th