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Art Opening for PSJM's "American Democracy" Exhibition at Building Bridges Art Exchange

Cynthia Viera and Pablo San Jose´ of PSJM, an artist duo/art collective, at the opening of their "American Democracy" exhibition in Santa Monica

Santa Monica, California, USA. 14th April, 2022. The "American Democracy" art exhibition by PSJM opened today at Building Bridges Art Exchange located in Bergamot Art Center in Santa Monica, California. PSJM is an art collective formed by artists Cynthia Viera and Pablo San Jose´, who are originally from Spain, and are now based in the Canary Islands. They present themselves as an “art brand” or "art collective", and define this as appropriating the procedures and strategies of advanced capitalism to subvert their symbolic structures.

Attendees view the paintings on exhibition by PSJM (art collective) at Building Bridges Art Exchange

The "American Democracy" exhibition features an installation of 59 paintings that have been painted to display the U.S. presidential election results each year in a geometric format. They refer to this as "social geometry", a field within artistic abstraction painting that can provide a visual history of events in a painterly manner. The research for the project was rigorous, a project where infography and American color-field painting tradition came together with a sociological study and critical reflection.

The team-brand has been included among the 100 most representative artists of International Political Art in Art & Agenda: Political Art and Activism, (Berlin: Gestalten, 2011). The works of PSJM have been shown in numerous international exhibitions such as Beyond the Tropics, in the context of 56th Venice Biennale (2015), Hic et Nunc, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C. (2014), One Shot!, Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paulo (2014), Off Street, A Foundation, London (2009), The Real Royal Trip… by the Arts, PS1-MOMA, New York (2003, in collaboration with El Perro y Aitor Méndez), and others in Spain: Prophetia, Fundación Miró, Barcelona (2015) or PIGS, Artium, Vitoria (2016).

Pablo San Jose´ of PSJM, TV host Joey Zhou, and Cynthia Viera of PSJM

LABA Blue-chip Artist Jiannan Huang joined in by video conference.

TV host Joey Zhou invited LABA Blue-chip Artist Jiannan Huang to meet the artists and view the exhibition by video conference from his studio in Beijing, China. Jiannan Huang is one of the world's finest artists, specializing in Chinese ink and oil painting. He is ranked third on the 2020 Hurun China Art List and 19th on the Hurun Global List with art sales of $29 million. Huang ranked second on Artron.Net's 2020 Art Auction Market Ranking. Artron.Net is the world’s leading Chinese art website and China’s largest art service platform

Joey Zhou and Marisa Caichiolo, founder of Building Bridges Art Exchange, interact with Jiannan Huang

Mr. Huang holds several positions, Director of the Chinese Traditional Culture Promotion Association, member of the French National Artists Committee, art consultant for the World Low Carbon Cities Alliance, and France's Jiny City Gold Medal Honorary Citizen. He was awarded the title of "Earl" by the Indonesian Royal Family, and the "Royal Sacred Knight of Constantine" from Italy. In 2020, Mr. Huang was invited by the LABA International Art Festival Organizing Committee to participate in the LABA International Art Festival as a Blue-chip artist. In 2021, Last year, he was awarded an honorary membership into the Royal Society of St. George (RSSG), California Branch. On March 17th, 2022, the RSSG awarded Mr. Huang the "Master of Arts" Award, and LABA named March at "Jiannan Huang Month."

Pablo San Jose´ of PSJM, Cynthia Viera of PSJM , and TV host Joey Zhou

Joey Zhou at Building Bridges Art Exchange

Joey Zhou and Marisa Caichiolo at Building Bridges Art Exchange



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