Opening Reception for "Promising Skies" Art Exhibition by Walter Erra Hubert
"Promising Skies" Exhibition by artist Walter Erra Hubert.
Santa Monica, California, USA. 26th February, 2022. The opening reception for Walter Erra Hubert's solo exhibition, "Promising Skies", was held at the Building Bridges Art Exchange (BBAX) located in the Bergamont Art Center in Santa Monica, California. Walter Erra Hubert is an internationally-recognized artist who works in the mediums of acrylic paintings, mono prints, resin, and mixed media. Born to Italian immigrant parents, Hubert was raised in Southern California and began his studies in painting at an early age. While still in school, he began exhibiting at many prestigious galleries, and launched a successful career as an artist. He received a Master's degree in Painting and Drawing from The Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, and today his artwork has become part of the permanent private holdings of Otis Chandler, Tom Brokaw, the Los Angeles Times, AT&T and many other important collections.
Walter Erra Hubert gives a presentation about his exhibition at the opening reception.
Although the current global outlook may be seen as bleak and unpredictable, "Promising Skies" reflects a world moving towards a new reality with a sense of hope. Walter chose to self-isolate in 2018, two years before the international pandemic lockdown, resulting in his latest striking body of work, "Promising Skies". Explosions of light, volcanic eruptions, deep water currents and sensual feeling inspired by connections between the elements are among the bounty of natural phenomena that nourish his perspective and vision of the universal forces of Mother Earth. Walter’s expression is deeply influenced by the subconscious, a comparison that can be drawn to current events of the pandemic and post-pandemic era.
Artwork by Walter Erra Hubert in mixed media.
The large-scale art works are realized in acrylic while other works incorporate resin and mixed media. In each translucent piece, an ocean of opportunities, portals and evocative lights can be seen beckoning toward the future, representing the promise of new beginnings. He creates the paintings by merging a multitude of tools, including everyday items such as spatulas, wood carving tools and hair dryers and the fluidity of the materials captures the artist’s strokes and movements. The exhibition was curated by Marisa Caichiolo, Executive Director of BBAX, who actively seeks to showcase a diverse range of artists from around the world.
Marisa Caichiolo, Executive Director of BBAX, gives a presentation at the opening reception and introduces Walter Erra Hubert.
Artist Walter Erra Hubert with his painting "Medicine Dance" from the series "Era of Solitude."
Walter was recently selected as an American artist to show at the 2022 9th Beijing International Art Biennale in China. The exhibition is currently being held at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing through March 2022. The curatorial theme is "The Light of Life" and the piece selected by the curatorial committee is “The Light Portal”. This piece was completed in 2021 as part of the series, “The Era of Solitude”. Hubert has had several solo shows in Europe and his paintings can be found in the permanent collections of the M.A.C.I.S.T contemporary art museum in Italy, and historical buildings including the L.A. Times Mirror Building. Walter was also recently chosen as a featured artist for a special Miami ART BASEL publication.
TV host Joey Zhou/founder of Los Angeles Beverly Arts (LABA) gives a presentation at the opening reception.
Marisa Caichiolo, Walter Erra Hubert, and TV host Joey Zhou.
Artist Jiannan Huang from China was able to join the event by video conference with TV host and founder of the Los Angeles Beverly Arts (LABA) Joey Zhou making the call on his cell phone. 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.
LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang attending the opening reception by video conference with Marisa Caichiolo, Walter Erra Hubert, and Joey Zhou.
Jiannan Huang attending the opening reception by video conference.
Jiannan Huang holds several positions, Director of the Chinese Traditional Culture Promotion Association, Overseas Art Adviser for the "Olympic Cheers" organizing committee for the Beijing Olympics, 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, Huang was invited by the LABA International Art Festival Organizing Committee to participate in the LABA International Art Festival as a Blue-chip artist. Last year, he was awarded an honorary membership into the Royal Society of St. George, California.