Los Angeles, February 25, 2013 – Raking Light Projects
is pleased to announce an installation exhibition by internationally renowned tattoo artist, Jondix. Aeons-Tulpa
is the first exhibition produced by Raking Lights Projects and will take place at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society
, founded by American Buddhist teacher and author, Noah Levine. Aeons-Tulpa
will be on display over the course of a year with special events and viewings throughout the duration of the exhibition. The opening reception will be held on Saturday April 13, 2013 from 7pm – 10pm.Aeons-Tulpa
marks the beginning of Raking Light Projects’ print exhibition series. For the first exhibition, Raking Light Projects invited international tattoo artist, Jondix, to create a print and sculpture installation. Inspired by his extensive travels, Aeons-Tulpa
is Jondix’s first solo exhibition of a singular body of work. This show’s visual imagery is a metaphysical exploration of the artist’s interior world; Jondix conceptualizesAeons-Tulpa
as both “place” and “state of mind.”When you go into deep meditation, Vipassana or transcendental, you enter all the hidden parts of your mind. . . your body secretes endogenously produced drugs and you can have visions. When I was creating this series, I put myself in that position—trying to create something that will come to my mind in the future—and serendipitously I found my favorite place.
(Jondix, 2013)The installation configuration, influenced by cosmology, represents Jondix’s metaphysical being. Nine prints are arranged in rows and columns of three to create the shape of a square, with the tenth print displayed off to the side. Central to the installation is the idea of energy and connection, where each of the ten laser-etched prints are not only physically connected by string but also spiritually connected to the artist. The iconography is a confluence of motifs with Jondix’s signature mystical imagery and Eastern-influenced patterning. His visual lexicon borrows from Eastern philosophies and incorporates auspicious symbols, deities and ritualistic objects combined with allusions to personal fantasy and science fiction.