Saturday, May 26, 2012

TPA Reunion

Attended a TPA reunion at Tuff City in the Bronx. Got to see and catch up with some of the old crew - PW, SLOAN, KAP, BREAK, SPICER, DEMO and some others. It's a shame CER couldn't be there but he was in spirit. I did this one on the mock train based on the unfinished halloween car in 1983...Rest in Power my dude. I got you.

                                            2012 Tuff City

Sunday, May 20, 2012

From across the Pond...

Lovepusher recently visited from the UK. I met him last year in Denmark. He does some great 3D work. We planned to get together and do a wall while he was here. There was no real concept until I saw a recent MByte piece he did at Tuff City LES....MByte? Short for Megabyte...a computer term. Immediately , I thought let's do a computer  concept using computer terms...on a circuit board background. He was hyped to do it. So, I came up with my outline - PIXEL- and background and we made it happen before heading to DOZE's show.

Check out more LovePusher here!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Doze Green

DOZE GREEN: Solo Exhibition May 19 — Jun 16, 2012 @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, USA

BATES: Appreciation for Letters

Maquis-art Shop & Gallery and Maurice Grinbaum presents:

 "Appreciation for letters" coming up next in Paris By: Bates & Bjorndahl. Here's the story behind the upcoming exhibition: Bates and Niels Bjorndahl first met in 1984 when the graffiti scene was still in its infancy in Denmark. They became fast friends and ran together thru 1986 when Bjorndahl was forced to put an end to his graffiti career due to numerous run-ins with the local authorities. Bjorndahl then changed his focus to abstract art while Bates continued on with graffiti.

 In 2009 the two met again and started exchanging ideas and creative inputs and in the fall of 2011 they decided to try to work on some canvases together merging abstract art and graffiti in a new style. The result became a number of pieces where the artists experiment with different color dogmas and unusual types of canvases. The first selection will be showcased at the exhibition 'Appreciation for Letters' in Paris in the spring of 2012 in collaboration with Maquis-Art. Among the experiments, one series very much defines the show 'Appreciation for Letters', namely the 'Typograffiti' pieces where each canvas represents a specially selected font, which has then been spray painted onto the canvases by hand without the use of stencils. This intricate technique and focus on the very basics of letters defines some of the purest form of graffiti that exists: Strong letter structures that move and bend with a good flow...

 Official opening: 15 of May opens at: 11:00 o'clock. MAQUIS-ART Shop and Gallery 42, rue Quincampoix 75004 Paris Métro chatelet (entre Agnès B et le citadium beaubourg)

 and also next door Gallery: L'Issue 38 rue quincampoix 75004 Paris France.