Walking through the streets of New York, UK based artist Tek33 has been particularly prolific as his signature trident can be seen everywhere, on stickers, shutters and even rooftops.
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NY Opening : Michael Murphy – “Look” @ Gallery Nine 5
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Studio Visits: Skewville
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The twin brothers Ad Deville and Droo who make up Skewville first came to prominence around 1999, when their wooden sneakers became an ubiquitous sight hanging from New York power lines. They have continued to push the boundaries of street communications. Since meeting them in London earlier this year (see here) , I was fortunate enough to visit their studio hidden in a basement in Bushwick, NY as they prepared for their upcoming show entitled Anti-Social Networking at the Black Book Gallery in Denver opening on October 7th.
Ad Deville showed their entire collection of wooden flying dogs since the 2000′s, and their matching screen layers. We were then taken to a vault where even rarer dogs are stored. Skewville also shared their unique stamping techniques, leveraging everyday DIY tools.
Anti-Social Networking will be featuring a selection of works on paper, mix media, wood, metal and concrete. It will be a commentary on social networking and how street art and art in general is not about who you know or who knows you, but who knows your work. The exhibit will be arranged so the artwork is connected to represent social networking and also include a very large and gritty piece from BAST.
View the full set of pics HERE .
Streets: Skewville – You’r in my hood now!
Streets: ESPO Love Letter to Brooklyn
Philadelphia artist Stephen Powers (ESPO) and his team have been putting the finishing touches on “Love Letter to Brooklyn” they painted on a Macy’s parking garage in downtown Brooklyn.
The project was partially designed by Powers before it was painted and evolved with feedback from the community, including long-time Brooklyn resident David Villorente. The painted lines were inspired by conversations he and his team had with people passing by the parking garage : “Turn to me”, “I see eternity” “Onward, upward,” “I was nurtured here,” “Born busy as a Brooklyn bound B” and “Euphoria, Is you for me?”
Some pics of the work in progress:
Steve Powers has additional upcoming projects in downtown Brooklyn, so watch this space.