Warholian and Modern Eden Gallery have come together in to present “Tarot: Art of Fortune” a
modern day reinterpretation of the classic intuitive “fortune telling” card deck. The show
features some of the best emerging names in the gallery scene today as curated by Warholian’s
founder Michael Cuffe.
Although it’s roots may seem occult, Tarot was originally developed as a pack of playing cards in
15th century Europe to play French Tarot or Italian Tarocchini. Over time, individuals in the
intuitive and early psychic communities began to adopt the cards as use as a tool to “read” an
individual and offer spiritual guidance. Today Tarot has become more widely accepted as a way
for individuals to ﬁnd direction in the bustle of a modern world. With the availability of decks
ranging from artistic to commercial, tarot has become a personalized standard of home libraries
For “Tarot: Art of Fortune” we’ve asked some of the top contemporary artists to reimagine their
favorite card from a standard deck, into a work of art based on the imagery and symbolism
present. “Tarot: Art of Fortune” features an amazing array of established artists that have been
individually selected as important ﬁgures in emerging art movements at this time.
Evan Venegas was born in 1975 and raised in Queens, New York. Born into a family with artistic heritage, his father being a respected Latin Jazz musician and his brother a successful music producer.
Evan began painting with oils at a young age. In his early teens he started developing his technique of realistic rendering of imaginative objects. He began his education at Parsons School of Design in New York.
After spending the first 20 years of his life in New York City. Evan was attracted to the seemingly open minded West Coast.He moved to San Francisco to study painting at the San Francisco Art Institute where the artist received his BFA.
Evan considers his paintings to be “playgrounds for the mind.” On the surface, his work can be appreciated in an orchestral sense for both palette and composition. In much the same way expressionist painters of the early century were influenced by jazz music, Evan is influenced by modern day electronic music.
Whilst his work speaks for the pulse or beat of an urban existence and the rhythms of life, he welcomes other interpretations of his work and hopes to portray pictures which convey not an exclusive interpretation but rather a visual language that is more universal and encompassing
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