Ravi Zupa : “Riches”

SAN FRANCISCO - Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present Riches, a highly anticipated solo exhibition of new works by Colorado-based artist Ravi Zupa.

Drawing inspiration from from printmakers of the German Renaissance like Hans Holbein and Albrecht Durer, Riches is at once a celebration of and departure from classical painting and printmaking techniques. In his signature style, Zupa combines Eastern and Western religious imagery to create a unique universe of historic characters and anthropomorphic creatures.

Taking cues from Renaissance portraiture and Eastern iconography, Zupa creates a personal mythology which straddles cultures. Much of the work composing Riches features small, often enigmatic scenes that highlight a need, motivation or aspect of modern life. These scenes are described by the iconic bird-pot characters lifted from the odd, surreal works of Hieronymus Bosch and Bruegel the Elder.

Please join us for Riches, opening Saturday, August 4 with an evening reception from 6pm - 10pm. The exhibition will be on view until Saturday, August 25. For more information, additional images, or exclusive content, please email us at info@hashimotocontemporary.com

804 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 • info@hashimotocontemporary.com • 415.655.9265


Hashimoto Contemporary is located in San Francisco, CA. Our roster consists of an eclectic blend of new contemporary artists. With monthly rotating exhibitions, our programming focuses on a range of painting, sculpture and installation-based work. You can also visit us at a variety of international art fairs in Miami, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.


Ravi Zupa is a self-taught, multidisciplinary artist. He has worked as teacher, animator and music- video director. His work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and art fairs, including at Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles and at Lazarides in the United Kingdom.