Pep Ventosa, In his own words...

How we Met...

Pep is part of the Hunters Point Shipyard Art collective in San Francisco, California.  I met him at the Open Studios in the Spring of 2018.  And couldn't get his images out of my head.  Things got words when I volunteered in the de Young Museum a year later and saw first hand David Hockey's Four Seasons.  I was mesmerized by Hockney's vision, yet I also remembered Pep and just had to add his art to the gallery and show his art to more people.                     


In HIS Own Words...

I like to explore the space between painting and photography, using photographs as raw material, like paint, to create new imagery.  I believe photography is not only a tool to document things but also one that’s part of the rich history of picture making. I’m particularly interested in taking familiar subjects and finding ways to present them in a new light. With a musical background—a drummer for 25 years—I tend to look for the rhythm and harmony in my works, and a sense of the vibration of multiple images at play.


Pep VENTOSA'S Select Honors:


Select Past Exhibitions:

  • Lumas Galleries, Germany, Paris, Milan, Budapest, Toronto, Singapore, Melbourne, Vienna 
  • Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California
  • Palma Dotze Galeria d'Art, Vilafranca del Penedes, Spain
  • ARCO - International Contemporary Art Show, Madrid
  • DFOTO - Contemporary Photography Show, San Sebastian, Spain
  • Fotojatka, Czech Republic
  • ARTissima (Torino, Italy)
  • Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacramento, CA
  • Space 743 Gallery, San Francisco
  • Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
  • Viridian Artists Gallery, NYC
  • Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Harvard Square, Massachusetts
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Ft. Collins, Colorado
  • ProArts Gallery, Oakland
  • Studio Gallery, San Francisco
  • Village Theatre Art Gallery, Danville, CA
  • Arc Gallery, San Francisco
  • Bay Area Currents / Photo Alliance, Smith Anderson North Gallery, San Anselmo, California
  • America 24/7 Exhibition, New York City
  • Kelly Street Gallery, Half Moon Bay, California
  • Sala dels Trinitaris, Vilafranca del Penedes , Spain