By Doe Vanh
Rock’n’Roll Raiders a multidisciplinary exhibition featuring large-format works that will be staged as if it were a rock concert will be held by Abdul Vas in February 2022 at the WiZink Center in Madrid.
In these new paintings Abdul Vas presents a series of portraits of AC/DC’s musicians in which the artist addresses human psychology as a complex and diverse subject, combining his obsessions with NASCAR racing and the music of AC/DC to transmit all the energy and euphoria experienced at rock’n’roll concerts through his paintings.
Painting is where Vas exhibits his most precise and serene poetics of power. In it he upholds this surprising medium to channel and process the excessive torrent of images surrounding him in his world, striving to achieve a new conceptualization of classical painting by taking it to the limit of simplification.
The way in which the artist brings together individual elements to form a new whole through the juxtaposition of images engenders an unsettling atmosphere that oscillates between the abstract and the narrative, the expressive and the iconic, complex techniques and other simple and crude ones, as Vas encourages us to let ourselves be swept away by his works’ vitality.
The first exhibition will be held in February 2022 at the WiZink Center in Madrid, a venue where blockbuster artists like AC/DC, Muse, U2, Metallica and Bruce Springsteen have performed. His next exhibitions will be in Shanghai, Paris, Hong Kong, Miami and Tokyo, cities where, once again, Abdul Vas will unleash the power of Rock ‘n’ Roll.