Eden Fine Art proudly presents the opening of Flore’s graffiti room at Eden Fine Art’s Soho gallery.
Christopher Florentino, aka Flore, is a Brooklyn-based painter dedicated to deconstructing societal influence and creating a simpler, more satisfying art experience . With the gallery as his canvas, Flore has created a living environment within Eden’s walls, bringing visitors into an immersive experience within the confines of his mind.
Flore: “When I was a little kid growing up in Marine Park, Brooklyn, my Aunt Weezy picked me up and took me to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). I was sold. The next day in school the teacher asked the entire class, “What do you want to do when you grow up?” When they got to little Florē, he said, “I want to be a painter!” The teacher said, “Chris, that’s great, my husband paints houses for a living.” I said, “No, no, no, no. A real painter like in the museum.” She said, “Christopher, you mean an artist,” and I replied, “No, just a painter,” and smiled.“
The newly-opened Broome Street gallery, boasting four floors and 25,000 square feet, is home to the artist’s first solo exhibition. Flore’s work recalls Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, and late Keith Haring; the artist is renowned for his exceptional use of color and depth.
The exhibition will open on June 16, 2016, with a reception from 6:30 – 9 PM. Attendance is by RSVP only; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or using the form below.