keystone by Timo Fahler
Ink on paper in plaster/OSB frame
From the 2020 Maple St. Construct exhibition: precarious as obtained by entreaty or prayer.
Los Angeles-based artist Timo Fahler uses plaster, ceramics, steel, wood, and found objects to construct highly visual and culturally significant works. Combining formal elements of sculpture with references to his Mexican heritage. Fahler’s work explores ideas of use and reuse through casting and manipulating found objects and combining them with relics that relate to personal experiences. By restructuring these objects in a manner that indicates function and meaning while remaining abstract in form, evoking the bricoleurian practice evident in Mexican culture, yet present work representative of a multi-cultural aesthetic. Timo Fahler (b. 1978 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) studied at San Francisco City College, Kansas City Art Institute, and received an MFA from UCLA in 2012. Fahler has shown his works in several California exhibitions including LAXART, Hollywood, BBQLA, Los Angeles, Cathy Cooper Studios, Los Angeles, Ballroom Marfa, Texas, New Image, Los Angeles, Ibid Gallery, Los Angeles, and Annie Wharton Gallery, Los Angeles, as well as the Rema Hort Mann Benefit Auction, Los Angeles, and Headlands Center for the Arts Benefit Auction, Marin Headlands, CA.
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