NR Project and artist JBecerra are excited to announce Scars, a London exhibition of 25 works of art. Proceeds from the exhibition of JBecerra’s work will benefit the British Red Cross UK Solidarity Fund in support of locals affected by the recent terrorist attacks. NR Project will hold an opening reception on Saturday, April 14th from 7 PM – 11 PM for the first glimpse of JBecerra’s works of art. The charitable exhibition will run through the months of April and May.
JBecerra’s works are based on Khalil Gibran’s 1923 masterwork of prose poetry, The Prophet, a series of meditations on life, love, and hope. The work offers up humanity as a living and breathing matrix, where individuals become complete only through their interactions with others. JBecerra chose The Prophet as inspiration to express the communal mourning we experience after an attack, to memorialize the victims, and to reflect on the interdependence between one human life and all others.
“I hope to spark deep interpersonal reflection while supporting the brave and resilient victims of terrorism,” remarked JBecerra. “It is only through art we are able to come together and share an experience that has a unique meaning for each of us as one connected humanity.”
The interior of NR project will be painted black for the event to create a contemplative environment and inspire reflection on the deep social and personal messages in Gibran’s and JBecerra’s work. JBecerra will complete the final two works during the exhibition further creating an immersive and interpersonal experience. He will also create tattoos in the space from April 17th -20th.
The event is sponsored by fellow artist, philanthropist, and dear friend of the artist and the arts, Gary Jabara, Founder and Chair of the Jabara Family Foundation.
About the Gallery
NR Project is both an art gallery and tattoo studio specializing in artists and works that bring together the “fine arts” and the tattooing worlds. Past exhibitions include solo shows of tattoo artists who also create studio artwork, critical group shows exploring themes related to tattooing culture, and immersive installations where individuals can experience an extraordinary tattooing session. The space is ultimately meant to foster relationships between creative minds and to provoke conversation about tattooing and its relationship to art more broadly. For more information about NR Project, and the Scars exhibition, visit www.nrproject.co.uk/scars
About the Artist
JBecerra works in a broad range of media, including oil on canvas, digital and 3D illustration, sculpture, music, tattoo, and performance magic. JBecerra’s studio, ABRAKADAVRA in Ipswich, is home to his inspiration and provides a sanctuary for his various artistic interests. JBecerra is also an internationally acclaimed tattoo artist, and he says every medium he works in affects the others, a phenomenon he finds beautiful. While based in the UK, the artist regularly finds himself traveling extensively, involved in collaborations with artists from across the globe. For more information about JBecerra, follow him on Instagram.
About British Red Cross UK Solidarity Fund
Following the attacks in Manchester and London, the British Red Cross has set up a support fund. All proceeds from this fund will support those affected by these events and similar events in the future in the UK. For more information about the British Red Cross: www.redcross.org.uk
About Gary Jabara
Gary Jabara is an entrepreneur and patron of the art world. Jabara began his career working in mobile infrastructures. He holds nearly 30 US mobile phone patents, and through his company, Mobilitie, he connects people and cities across the globe. Jabara’s newest business ventures, Chihuahua Brewing Co. (based in Newport Beach, CA), and an athlete-focused health and wellness book series, Complete Athlete, are his passion projects. In addition to the Scars exhibition, Jabara is working on opening an art gallery in Orange County, California for his friend and celebrity artist Mr. Brainwash.