Charles Glaubitz solo show currently on view at Galeria H & H in Tijuana is a collection of his recent drawings and paintings with a fun and colorful felt-and-plastic-ball installation to top things off.
His paintings are busy, almost to the point of looking messy, but if you take the time to let your eyes roll slowly from left to right, top to bottom, you’ll find a lot of symbolism, storytelling and maybe, just maybe, some meaning in the young, Tijuana artists playful dreamscapes.
You could spend hours looking at Glaubitz’s drawings — small 8×10 pieces of paper filled with his crazy characters and unsuspecting super heroes — but you won’t spend more than a few minutes, you’ll be too distracted by the installation calling to you from the center of the gallery. One of Glaubitz characters is brought to life, dressed in a cape and hat and suspended in air above a sea of McDonalds-style toy balls.
The exhibition is fun when taken in parts, but when viewed as a whole it shows just how much Glaubitz has produced and, because of all his hard work, grown over the past few years.