In partnership with RicRok’s Tattoo Studio in Highland Park, the Haggus Society is proud to present the work of Belinda Knetge.Local to Pasadena, Belinda Knetge shares a glimpse into motorcycle subculture that moves the viewer away from the machines and shenanigans to the actual individuals who embrace the patch and outlaw code. Knetge paints unapologetic portraiture that at the same time reflects a deeper human connection.
Belinda Knetge’s journey into the wind began in 1996 as a photography study. Later in 1999 after the passing of her husband she moved her work into oils.
When asked why she paints bikers, Knetge answers frankly, “I like them. I like to look at them as they ride by. To me these individuals represent a freedom and daring that is both compelling and romantic.”Knetge describes this anti-hero romanticism as a mix between Knights of the Roundtable and Ghengis Khan. “I get this… feeling when they ride by… is it a feeling inside of all of us (me?)… a deep desire just to be free, hop on a bike and flee the norm.”
Children Of The Feral Wind is on view during the month of May at RicRok’s Tattoo Studio and Gallery located at 6181 N Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90042
May 5, 2012 6 – 10 pm
Live music provided by Blind Pony