Tag Archives: New York

Aakash Nihalani

Nihalani and I share similar views on the purpose of our work (i haven’t talked to him in person but it sounds like it… space, reality 🙂 )

Aakash on his work:

My street work consists mostly of isometric rectangles and squares. I selectively place these graphics around New York to highlight the unexpected contours and elegant geometry of the city itself. All execution of a piece is done on site with little to no planning.

For however briefly, I am trying to offer people a chance to step into a different New York than they are used to seeing, and in turn, momentarily escape from routine schedules and lives. We all need the opportunity to see the city more playfully, as a world dominated by the interplay of very basic color and shape. I try to create a new space within the existing space of our everyday world for people to enter freely, and unexpectedly ‘disconnect’ from their reality.

(via http://www.artistaday.com)

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Gonzalo Papantonakis

i blogged about him last year- love his large scale works and his use of text .. Papantonakis is currently exhibiting at gallerynine5 in New York City, if your around take a peek the show ends Dec 5th.

 

“Sonata,” 96″ x 64″, Mixed media on 2 canvases

 

 

“Poppy Fields,” 50″ x 84″, Acrylic, oil and paper on canvas

 

 

“Blowin Grass,” 54″ x 46″, Mixed media on canvas