Chromatose

JM Rizzi

September 16 – October 28, 2017

Chromatose
Acrylic on wall
22 x 16 feet

Behemoth, 2014
Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
66x 102x 1 in
JMR018 

Plum Red, 2017
Acrylic on canvas
38x 48x 1 inches 
JMR009 

Blue on Blue, 2017
Acrylic on canvas
40x 40x 1 inches
JMR008 

Enzo, 2017
Ink on canvas
66x 43.5x 1 inches
JMR006 

Through Rose Colored Glasses, 2017
Ink on canvas
66x 43.5x 1 inches
JMR007 

Blueberry Pie, 2017
Acrylic on canvas
30x 40x 1 inches
JMR005 

Chromatose, 2017
Acrylic on canvas
36x 36x 1 inches 
JMR017 

You Can't Play Chess Without the Queen, 2017
Enamel on wood
48x 39x 1 inches
JMR010 

On the Mouth, 2017
Enamel on wood
50x 31x 1 inches
JMR011 

The Graduate, 2017
Enamel on wood
47x 34x 1 inches
JMR012 

Plumb in the Uprights, 2017
Acrylic on canvas
24x 36x 1 inches
JMR004 

Auburnia, 2017
Acrylic on canvas
20x 20x 1 inches
JMR016 

Minty Fresh, 2017
Acrylic on canvas
20x 20x 1 inches
JMR013 

Orange Overtone, 2017
Acrylic on canvas
20x 20x 1 inches
JMR014 

The Smallest Sprout, 2017
Acrylic on canvas
20x 20x 1 inches
JMR015 

Press Release

Chesterfield Gallery is pleased to announce Chromatose, JM Rizzi’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Chromatose assembles a wide array of Rizzi’s recent work, from paintings to works on panel and sculpture.

Anchored by a mural of bright colors on the gallery’s back wall, a natural outlet for Rizzi’s gestural form of expression, the exhibition demonstrates his fluidity of genre. His recent body of work explores painting techniques that he has developed over the past decade, while expanding his ideas into wall hanging cut outs and a large scale arch made of aluminum and acrylic, which allows for his work to interact with light and create an entirely new composition on the floor.

A native of New York City, Rizzi originally began his artistic endeavors at a young age through graffiti and painting on the streets. While he identifies as an abstract painter, he has gained notoriety throughout the street art community with his murals and public commissions throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Inspired by painters from Abstract Expressionism such as Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell and Bradley Walker Tomlin, JM Rizzi also learned from the Automatic painting techniques of French artist André Masson. He most likens his paintings to jazz music, comparing the base color to the consistent walking bass line, with smaller sections acting as saxophone riffs, highlighting their distinct flavors.

In 2017, JM Rizzi recently completed two murals in Rockefeller Center in New York, and a 7,650 square-foot mural in Boras, Sweden.

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