Thursday, November 14, 2013

Jim Mahfood Visual Funk Art Show at Hero Complex Gallery Preview

Hero Complex Gallery is proud to present the FIRST SOLO exhibition and the book release by Jim Mahfood AKA FOOD ONE entitled VISUAL FUNK. The exhibit and book spans an almost two decade career highlighting the artist’s work in comics, illustration, animation, advertising, murals, gallery shows, body painting, and live art.

Visual Funk is more then a defiant moniker for the artist. Visual Funk is a way of life. With constant beats in his head, Mahfood’s work has the distinct timing mismatch of funk, hip-hop, and jazz. By utilizing a classically-based fundamental understanding of the human form (particularly that of the female) and translating it in to a controlled frenzy of free-form paint-and-ink-driven language, Mahfood has created a definitive style all his own, making his work revolutionary, recognizable, and relatable while staying true to his internal rhythm.

This event is an opportunity to meet the artist and view the works that have solidified Mahfood’s multi-faceted career. The exhibit at Hero Complex presents a diverse body of work from the Mahfood archives, along with selections of new works, comic pages, and a collection of prints.

“Food One’s formidable pace and inimitable style asserts him as a major voice in underground art as well as in mainstream media. The style is the brand and the brand is the style. Mahfood’s got a name for it. It’s called: Visual Funk.”

–Herbert Russell, Writer, Introduction to Jim Mahfood’s Visual Funk

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Press contact: Heidi Johnson

Opening Reception:
Friday, November 15 – from 7-10pm
Event address:

Hero Complex Gallery – 2020 South Robertson BLVD. Studio D. Los Angeles, California 90034

Online sales will take place on the Hero Complex Gallery website:

Preview Sale (originals) on 11/14 at 11am Pacific
Full Online sale with prints on 11/16 at 1pm Pacific

On a completely random side note after almost 5 years of doing the blog this is post number 9000 on here

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