1AM Gallery is pleased to present, “Side By Side”, showcasing Florida based artists, Bask and Tes One. This exhibition signifies much more than the arrangement of their works; it also marks a 20-year friendship founded on graffiti art, comic books and intemperate creativity. From a small crew of writers (SBS), grew unique and signature artistic styles that propelled their works around the world, inside galleries and outside of conventions.

Bask is the moniker of one, Ales Bask Hostomsky (@knownasbask), who along with his parents emigrated from Czechoslovakia to Florida and began to soak up America’s popular iconic imagery along with the sun. The artist’s richly textural work imbue his “anti-iconic,” sometimes satirical worldview with an undercurrent of dark emotion. Combining his graphic skill with his trademark of multi-layered applications, Bask builds up the surface only to break down the image.

Combining traditional and non-traditional techniques, Leon “Tes One” Bedore (@tesone) creates works of art that contrast nature with technology, grime with grace. Allowing himself to find beauty in the mundane, he is able to juxtapose rejected landscapes with figurative illustrations, all the while identifying what is common between the conversing elements. These opposing forces coexist to create paintings that are both symbolic and metaphorical. Tes One’s conceptual paintings are assembled from the foundation up; color and cast blanket organic substrates. Incorporating movement within his work brings his energy and message to the viewer, emotions envelope and hold focus.

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