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ROUND TRIP: ART FROM THE BONEYARD PROJECT
The Japanese born, Brooklyn, NY based artist was a 1999 founding member of the artist collective FAILE. AIKO helped fuel the current wave of global contemporary street art with spontaneous wheatpastings and stenciling in numerous world capitals. The artist launched a solo career in 2006 with works on canvas that incorporate collage, stenciling, brushwork, spray paint, and serigraphy.
Brooklyn born and bred, the artist has been a vital part of the street art scene for well over 15 years. Screen printing is at the heart of most all Bast's work, although it rarely stops there as he collages iconic images and logo's, before adding thick, heavy-handed layers of paint. He recently collaborated with fashion designer Marc Jacobs on an array of clothing items for his eponymous label.
The New York born artist has long been based in the Phoenix area. His strange, but familiar portraits are based on flea market-bought Polaroid's and other items, while his landscapes have been shaped by a past, part-time career as a truck driver. His work has been exhibited a numerous galleries in Phoenix, Los Angeles and the Southwest.
The New Jersey born artist is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Art and Design. His work has been exhibited at the Whitney and New Museums in New York along with galleries worldwide. The Gagosian Gallery represents the artist internationally.
The Bronx, NY born graffiti artist was first noticed through his murals on subway cars and dilapidated buildings in the 1970s. He is now regarded as a pioneer of the Graffiti art movement with his work said to convey a "visual link between street life and established society". His work can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern art in New York, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, in addition to other museums across the United States and Europe.
A New York City native, the artist began his career as a punk rock musician in the mid Seventies. . His agility at making effective posters for his own band and others led to him studying painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Art in Boston and receiving a BFA from Tufts University. The artist has received numerous solo shows across the US in the past two decades.
Another of the major graffiti artists who rose to prominence in the late 70s and early 80s, the artist has continued to build a major career as a studio artist. His significant subsequent gallery output continues to depict the excitement and spontaneity of the streets and is collected by major institutions and collectors worldwide.
DANIEL MARTIN DIAZ
The artist's oeuvre of paintings and drawings continually addresses unanswered questions raised from his ongoing exploration of his very traditional Mexican upbringing while growing up in Arizona. Religious and spiritual motifs are central to his output which has been acquired by major local and regional collections as well as receiving numerous public art commissions.
Born in Los Angeles in 1978, Tristan began pursuing street art as a teenager, painting everything from billboards to dumpsters. Eaton designed his first toy for Fisher Price at 18 years old and has since become a driving force in the world of 'Designer Toys '. Eaton regularly consults with such brands as Hasbro, Pepsi and Nike and his? work can be seen at the Cooper Hewitt Museum and in the permanent collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).
Best known for his colorful landscape abstractions, the Sag Harbor, NY based artist has received solo shows in New York and Europe. His contribution to the Boneyard project is heavily influenced by his father's career as a weapons designer for the US Army.
The artist is credited with a number of street art innovations including 'culture jamming', the act of subverting advertising billboards. He painted the West Bank wall in Palestine alongside Banksy in 2007, and his work has adorned Morgan Spurlock's movies (including 'Supersize Me') and Slash's latest album cover.
Having emerged on the New York scene in the late 90s, Brooklyn-based collaborative duo Faile have gathered a firm following over the years with their "fly-postered" vision transforming many a street the world over. Creating original imagery from an array of pop culture, their practice amalgamates print techniques, painting, stenciling, collage, sculpture, and typography.
Best known for his ubiquitous portrait of President Barack Obama that became the face of his 2008 campaign, the artist first emerged from the skateboarding scene in native Charleston. Today his work can be found in the permanent collections of numerous museums worldwide including the Smithsonian in Washington DC and the Victoria & Albert in London.
Another of the major graffiti artists to come out of the New York City scene in the 70s, the artist first began his gallery career alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and Kenny Scharf. He also had a fruitful association with the legendary band the Clash, producing stage backdrops live during shows and album covers. He is considered the principal pioneer of abstraction in graffiti art.
A longtime fixture as a curator in downtown New York art circles, the Phoenix, AZ native recently mounted his first solo show in New York. The exhibition followed shows in San Francisco and Sweden. His recent paintings have explored his personal experience in the city before and after September 11, 2001.
HOW & NOSM
The German born twins now based in Brooklyn, NY, have completed major murals in cities worldwide including Los Angeles, Rio De Janeiro, Berlin and Miami. Their striking use
of black, white, and red on large surfaces has resulted in a rise to the forefront of street artists working today.
Is an art collaborative formed by artist/designers Sebastian Errazuriz and Carlton De Woody. The pair create witty subversions of familiar objects that frequently leave viewers guessing. The artists have shown together and independently across the globe.
Phoenix artist Luster Kaboom's illustrations magnify the special features and characteristics of their subjects, often times to a deeply comedic effect, showcasing the importance of humor, while never lacking artistic precision and a very unique style.
The California native painter, sculptor and composer first rose to prominence in the early eighties and has subsequently forged a successful worldwide career. His work can be found in permanent collections of major museums around the world, on album covers for the bands Guns & Roses and The Ramones, and as limited editions for luxury manufacturers such as Alessi, Swatch, and Rosenthal.
The young painter's work explores space, with or without a human figure in non-traditional landscapes. She paints on the surface of sanded and manipulated aluminum. The artist is a graduate of the New York Academy of Art.
A recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, the artist has already received solo shows in New York and Houston. His work has already received critical attention for successfully bluring the line between sculpture and painting.
Born and raised in California, the artist is currently based in New York City where she creates art about the vagaries of people. Her characters seem to exude an idealized innocence with a glimpse of hard earned wisdom in their eyes. The artist has received solo shows across the US, Latin America, and Europe.
The artist began writing graffiti and pichação (a uniquely Brazilian form of tagging) on the streets of his native São Paulo when he was twelve. Over the years, his work developed into a more pictorial form of communication whose use of colour and style strongly evokes the ancient traditions of the Brazilian people.
Mining images from mass media, advertising and entertainment since the late seventies, the artist has redefined the concepts of authorship, ownership, and aura. He is one of the most prominent artists in America today with his work found in the permanent collection of nearly every major contemporary art museum worldwide.
The Puerto Rican born artist is considered one of the most influential artists to emerge from the 1970s New York City subway art movement. His work is considered a seminal ingredient in the flourishing of hip-hop music and culture in the eighties and has been exhibited in museums and galleries across Latin America, Europe, and Asia. October 27th is officially considered Lee Quinones Day in New York City.
Growing up in Los Angeles surrounded by gang-related graffiti, the artist was inspired to create his own original alphabet influenced by an array of Asian, African, Central American, and Arab hieroglyphics and characters. The former street based artist now commands significant demand from collectors and curators alike for his striking monochromatic canvases.
A contemporary of Cindy Sherman, Richard Prince, and Kiki Smith, for more than three decades the painter has successfully balanced his career as an artist with one as a prominent art critic and writer. His work can be found in some of the most acclaimed private and public collections in the country.
The art of Mexican/Kickapoo painter and sculptor Hector Ruiz exposes issues of bicultural identity, border injustices and the changing face of culture and race in the Southwest and across the nation. A Phoenix native, the artist is a graduate of Arizona State University.
The visual artist, illustrator and muralist discovered his love for graffiti at an early age and led him to pursue a career in graphic design. His work uses everyday life and their roots to create magic beings with popular pre-Hispanic reminiscences beside images influenced by the aesthetics of Mexican masks. The Mexico City artist has been included in numerous international exhibitions including: Rome, Spain, Mexico, Canada, Holland, and Los Angeles.
San Francisco based, American contemporary artist Andrew Schoultz, continues to be well known for his clandestine street murals. However, Schoultz now produces large scale artworks, in the form of installations, murals, paintings, sculptures and mixed media on paper that have led to even greater acclaim from contemporary art collectors.
The California native and New York-based artist transforms his ideas into a wide range of media from drawing and print to sculpture and video. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, his work has been exhibited in Tokyo, New York, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles.
A Phoenix native, the artist is a founding member of the artist's collaborative, 3car pile up. His paintings and artworks are frequently shaped by 1970/80s era mass culture. His work has been featured in numerous publications in Arizona and his collections have been displayed in museums across the United States.
The artist collective formed 2008, shortly after that year's Presidential election. Inspired and disgusted by the national political and cultural discourse, TrustoCorp gained notoriety by making political and satirical street signs which popped up in 13 cities around America. Their antics gained them notice by media quite quickly, resulting in television features on ABC World News, BBC and FOX News.
J. J. VERONIS
Since the 1970s the New York City based street artist has been revered for his sculptures and assemblages that have adorned street poles and traffic signs throughout the city. Veronis designed a homemade clamp ladder that allowed him to scale the D.O.T. poles with ease and there, above the city streets, he installed sculptures inspired by skateboard culture and the streets of New York.
Born and bred in New York City, the artist is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. His paintings, drawings, and mixed media abstractions all have a strong "other worldly" character that at times seem to reflect the cosmos. His work has been seen in solo and group shows across the United States.
The Michigan born artist is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of design whose work has been exhibited extensively for more than decade around the world. His photography inspired, dreamlike paintings employ his self described "hyper-anal" technique that have attracted an array of high profile collectors.