Category Archives: studio
Street Art Way Below the Streets (click to see original news article)
Layer 1 of 3 of SEE painting
German call to ban workplace kiss
Layer 2 of 3 of SEE painting
Chimpanzees Exchange Money for Sex (click for the original news article)
Layer 1 of 3 of YOU canvas
Number of Americans in poverty hits record high
Layer 2 of 3 of YOU canvas
New Australian Passport Allows Third Gender
Layer 3 of 3 of YOU Canvas
Thai prisoner boxes for freedom (click for original news article)
Layer 1 of 2 of IF painting
Supercomputer predicts revolution
Layer 2 of 2 of IF painting
This and another painting of mine will be on display at StolenSpace Gallery in London for their Summer Group Show. The opening is Thursday July 7th, 6-9 pm. The show will be up through July 31st.Other artists in the show include Arth Daniels, Chloe Early, D*Face, David Bray, Eelus, EINE, Falk Jensen, Hellovon, Jake Wood Evans, James Alexander Burbidge, James Mylne, Jaybo, Josie Morway, Meryl Donoghue, Mysterious Al, Oliver Vernon, Ronzo, Rose Sanderson, Roxanne Jackson, Rico, Shepard Fairey, Sylvia Ji, Toshikazu Nozaka, Usugrow, Will Barras, and Word To Mother. If you’re in London check it out.
‘Five Years’ is a typographical study of five of the major news headlines in the US between 2005-10. As time passes, the immediate impact of such events fades away, quickly replaced by the next big thing. Regardless of our collective amnesia these events did happen and continue to resonate throughout global consciousness. These headlines are the subject matter for this work.
The soundtrack is recorded from the noises of the streets outside the studio in Barcelona where the painting was created. This juxtaposes the immediate subject matter of the painting with the actual surroundings of where it was painted, just as the reality of the American news events often juxtapose themselves starkly against the reality of the rest of world. The soundtrack refers to process. A painter in Barcelona may be as influenced by the American headlines perhaps as greatly as he is by his environment. Media and physical relation are bound in a manner that is both undeniable and difficult to quantify.
This relationship forms the basis of the work as the headlines and sounds change and influence each other.
-text by Harlan Levey
Edited by Max Chamberlain
Special Thanks to Hans Hansen
created as part of the Polo Jeans Art Stars project