Allison Torneros, better known in the art world as Hueman, presents “Homebody”
at the Espace Créatif Ciel
January 28 – February 20, 2022
Hours vary daily. Closed on Mondays.
This is a paid event. RSVP required Right here
MEDIA RSVP: [email protected]
Berkeley, CA (January 27, 2022) – Internationally acclaimed multidisciplinary artist Hueman is
once again proving its versatility with the world premiere of “Homebody”, an immersive art
installation at Ciel Creative Space in Berkeley, California. Spanning over 20,000 square feet, Hueman has
transformed the space with large-scale pieces, allowing viewers to engage with his breathtaking art
like never before. This event is local and self-funded in community partnership with Ciel
Creative Space, Endeavors Oakland and Mirus Gallery.
As society struggles to return to normal, in some cases creating a new normal, the collective
the experience in isolation becomes something to ponder. The past two years have affected the
how people look at and look at each other, existing together, separately. Hueman encourages
visitors to look inside as “Homebody” explores identity against the backdrop of an unprecedented moment
This exhibition sits at the intersection of art and technology, highlighting original murals, portraits,
and sculptures through state-of-the-art projection mapping and augmented reality. With Hueman
characteristic blend of “etherealism” projected onto massive white walls, the audience can immerse themselves
themselves in colorful mash-ups of the abstract and the figurative. This 360 degree experience is
enhanced by original, immersive and beautiful lighting to bring your awareness into a
This installation is made by and for the community. Hosted in Hueman’s own home, the East Bay,
it is a step towards healing the community through the arts. With a host of special programs
including community pop-ups with live musical performances, art classes, dedicated youth land
travel, and a partnership with Hack the Hood to support local access to art and technology, which
the experience is not just for self-proclaimed art lovers, but truly the highest good. All sellers help
with this project are local or a small business, showing the positive impact of this facility on
the community, and advancing the message of reflection and improvement. only and
impressive, this event is self-funded and entirely local, born out of Hueman’s
unwavering commitment to achieving its vision.
Media inquiries? [email protected]
Allison Torneros, known in the art world as “Hueman”, is a multidisciplinary artist based in Oakland,
CALIFORNIA. Her distinctly vaporous art style is what she likes to call “etherealism”, a mixture of ethereal realism.
Whether she’s creating delicate visions on canvas or crushing massive walls with a spray can, she
often draws inspiration from the human condition to create colorful blends of the abstract and the figurative.
Hueman’s unique freestyle process involves creating highly refined compositions from a
spontaneous onset of splatters, drips and sprays of paint, and his layered works can be seen on
public streets and in galleries around the world. She divides her time between gallery exhibitions and
public murals while collaborating with some of the world’s leading brands, including Adobe,
Lyft, Nike, Forever 21, Google, L’Oreal, Sony Music and many more. His work has found homes in
the collections of Ava Duvernay, Usher, P!nk and Swizz Beats.
About Ciel Creative Space
Since 2019, Ciel Creative Space has been a unique artistic sanctuary where creative minds
explore, collaborate and produce in our 40,000 square feet of connected studios and
workspace. From the production of photos and films to conferences broadcast live, off corporate sites,
private events, musical performances, art installations, community activations and more, we are proud
ourselves by being your creative home in Northern California. With the mission to make space to be
human, they believe in community and collaboration. From their office members to their studio
clients, they prioritize building strong, lasting and intentional relationships. It’s not just about
Business. It’s about connecting on a human level.
ENDEAVORS is a local initiative that creates better opportunities for our community through
support and elevate the many voices that represent Oakland’s wealthy BIPOC (Black, Indigenous,
people of color) creative culture and small businesses. From the Black Lives Matter community
mural on 15th Street, home to black and brown small business incubators, the latest activation of
“The Lot” at Tribune Tower, ENDEAVORS radically reinvents new responsible options for
community engagement by creating safe spaces that provide immediate mental and financial support
to people from all walks of life.
We have only to seek in each other the resources necessary to chart a new course which
offers peace, fairness, equality and opportunity for all.
About Mirus Gallery
Mirus Gallery is a dynamic exhibition space created by curator and art dealer Paul Hemming.
The gallery offers a program of contemporary artworks by emerging and mid-career artists in both
individual and collective thematic exhibitions. The Mirus gallery highlights works that emphasize craftsmanship
and process and aims to engage viewers on a sensitive, emotional and evocative level. Mirus has
locations in San Francisco and Denver, as well as Temple Nightclub in both cities.
About Epson Projectors
Epson’s 3LCD laser projection solutions enable creative minds to push the boundaries of digital and
physical. Allowing artists to focus on storytelling and creating, the breadth of Epson’s product offering
advanced technology, durability and true-to-life color output that seamlessly fuse art with
technology – transforming places of being seen into experiences that are remembered.