Bask Lucky You Mixtape Art Show @ REAX Space Ybor City

LUCKY_YOU

BASK PRESENTS LUCKY YOU

Renowned Urban Artist Unleashes New Show
@ Ybor City’s REAX Space

WHAT: Lucky You, Featuring Art by Bask & Music by DJ Mega
WHEN: Friday, August 28 @ 7 p.m.
WHERE: REAX Space, 1911 N. 19th St., Ybor City | 813.247.6975
HOW MUCH: FREE
(TAMPA, FL) – Socially conscious artist Bask will premiere a new exhibition, titled Lucky You, with a free opening at Ybor City gallery and boutique REAX Space on Friday, August 28 at 7 p.m. Art fiends, free thinkers, urban-culture aficionados and scenesters alike are invited to mingle, have a drink and enjoy the Czech-born provocateur’s latest works.

Equally inspired by graffiti, the punk scene’s D.I.Y. use-what-ya-got ethos, and the parallels he sees between the stark propaganda of his Eastern European childhood and contemporary American popular culture’s overtly manipulative mechanizations, Bask’s art is both gritty and thought-inspiring. Encompassed in the original slogan that first caught the imagination of the contemporary art world – “Bask in your thought crime” – his philosophy is one of freedom and individuality, rather than the incitement of blind frustration. He sees the possibilities in a discarded piece of wood, in a whitewashed brick wall, in the emotions conjured by the familiar shadows that lurk behind a bright, shining lie.

His eyes are open. His art only asks the same of its viewers.

Bask’s imagery has been shown in Cleveland, Miami and Detroit, and is a part of the Jacksonville Museum of Art’s permanent collection.

Lucky You will be available for pre-opening perusal at REAX Space after 3 p.m. Close friend and collaborator DJ Mega will provide appropriate sonic accompaniment. This event is FREE to all ages; proof of age is required for alcoholic beverages.

REAX Space is a multi-purpose gallery, boutique, and hangout located in the heart of historic, cultural Ybor City. It features clothing, designs and artwork found nowhere else, and also houses the offices of monthly music and culture magazine REAX.