"In your light I learn how to love.  In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest, where no one sees you. But sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art."                                                                                                                        (Rumi)

Renowned Indian artist HemRaj makes his North American debut with a one-man show of a series of works titled, “Voice of God.” Hem’s paintings reflect duality; impressionistic enlightenments contradict expressionist discontent. What arises out of this duality or contradiction is a kind of chiaroscuro through which he delves deeper into existence.

His search revolves around a unitary point of exploration to find the truth behind the existential predicament. But truth is always intangible. So the prediction is always incomplete. Hem Raj does not like to label his form with any fixed epithet because he thinks it leads to a sort of brink of closure. Hem chooses colour and its tone carefully and with intention; most of the time the major areas of his canvases are monotones.

He essentially explores the ‘landscapic’ feeling with one colour and its countless tones. Each of his paintings has its own river, hills, waterfalls, smell of vegetation and its own independent entity. Hem Raj is a painter whose direct approach yields expressive results. He paints with lust that is revealed in the glory of colour. Every form has its own autonomy. Within this liberation the form can attain a universal significance transcending all local demarcation.

When viewed in dramatic close up HemRaj’s work very deliberately depicts “a voice” to the voiceless in his paintings through melody, rhyme, rhythm and soul, all of which coalesce into a single whole.



“For art to be great it must seem a spontaneous product of nature, born not willed; and for this to happen genius is necessary, an original power freed from the restraint of inherited rules.”                                                                                                                        (Immanuel Kant)

The philosophical architecture of Bill Lowe Gallery is built upon a reverence for the alchemical nature of artistic expression. Our vision honors the profoundly spiritual nature of visual language and the role it can play in affecting paradigm shifts at both a personal and societal level.

It is with this recognition that we have assembled a world-class stable of artists who intuitively have their fingers on the pulse of the Universe. Their expression is not an ironic or satirical look at the human condition. Instead, the gallery’s program presents powerful, content-driven works that utilize technical mastery and a visual eloquence to transform the human heart and soul at intimate levels.

For our collectors, the gallery is an oasis of beauty. Of civility. Of contemplation. This is coupled with a dynamism informed by a world view rooted in metaphysics, spirituality, philosophy, psychology and biology. Bill Lowe Gallery is a transformative experience that forever enlightens those who experience it. The gallery facilitates interaction between a broad cross-section of our community with an exotic array of artistic voices and languages to amplify and expand an unfolding cultural conversation.

Bill Lowe Gallery has become an institution in our region. We are widely considered the pre-eminent contemporary art gallery in the Southern United States. Our long presence in Los Angeles has fueled a kinetic dialogue between the East and West coasts. We approach the next decade of our mandate with clarity, commitment and excitement.

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