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bio/statement

b. 1994. phoenix, arizona.
artist, designer. owner/director of belhaus + bones fc.

belassen’s work derives from an affinity with minimalism + abstraction, echoing a process he refers to as subtle over sound. this idea references the physically intensive layering process involved in his work, while also hinting at his internal desire to simply communicate a message or feeling. deceptive in their simplicity, his paintings convey depths of meaning through handwritten, oft-cryptic words, and abstract imagery scratched through a drying surface, revealing a glimpse into the chaos that lives inside. they reflect the duality of the human condition, marking moments in his personal life + story that only he can truly comprehend.

all inquiries to ginobelassen@me.com

2016. bachelor of fine arts, chapman university.
graphic design + advertising.

his works have been collected across the united states, europe, the uk, asia, and australia.

current exhibitions

13-29 september 2019
solo show. shortcut gallery x framed ewe
phoenix, arizona

gallery representation

ann connelly fine art. baton rouge, louisiana
belhaus. downtown phoenix, arizona
elizabeth gordon gallery. santa barbara, california

 

selected press

2019 featured in southwest style magazine
2018 saatchi art, artists that echo keith haring
2018 phoenix new times, new gallery coming to grand avenue
2018 eventbrite, find emerging artists...at this unusual art fair
2018 saatchi art, the visual communication of gino belassen
2018 saatchi art, spring catalog: 9 emerging artists to buy now
2018 saatchi art, art we love / original art for valentines day
2017 billboard, nghtmre + dillon francis release bass beats on another dimension
2017 dancing astronaut, nghtmre dives into hip-hop
2017 billboard dance, nghtmre no coming down release
2017 saatchi art, the other art fair london – private view project
2016 saatchi art, basquiat collection

awards + recognition

2018 american advertising gold / nghtmre part ii ep artwork.

past exhibitions

28-31 march 2019
the other art fair. magic box at the reef.
downtown los angeles, california

15-18 february 2019
modernism palm springs x bruce lurie gallery
palm springs convention center

23-27 january 2019
la art show x bruce lurie gallery
los angeles convention center

25-28 october 2018
the other art fair / barker hangar
santa monica, california

28 april 2018
skin + bone / de plume gallery
los angeles, california

15-18 march 2018
the other art fair / the majestic theatre
downtown los angeles, california

5-8 october 2017
the other art fair / the old truman brewery
london, england

4-7 may 2017
the other art fair / the facility
melbourne, australia

18 may 2016
mysterio the show / guggenheim gallery
orange, california

28 february 2015
double vision / elizabeth gordon gallery
santa barbara, california

special projects

2019 nghtmre x grabbitz, bruises artwork
2019 falling north cover artwork
2018 the haunting wine label
2018 rxsoul album artwork
2017 nghtmre part ii album artwork
2017 the other art fair, private view project
2015 zanotta kate chair / siltec mobilier, paris, fr