Tuesday, April 7, 2009

first friday : april

I walked around First Fridays on the 3rd of April. The Ghostprint Gallery was my favorite and included work from Klutch intitled "invasive species."

"Data Wolf"
"Klutch acquired notoriety on the street as a stencil and graffiti artist and was a prominent figure on the punk and skater scene in the early 80's. Twenty years later he was the Master Mind behind the Vinyl Killers project that took off around the world. Klutch's creativity has since extended to mural paintings, zoomorphic skateboards, a chic hotel room (Hotel des Art , San Francisco) a Nike ad campaign and he has had numerous gallery exhibitions.These are all a means to perpetuate what he views as the most important work -his street art ."
I liked Klutch work because it combines a combination of medias 
in a unique and interesting way. His compositions were well thought out and the images he created on wood were very interesting. I am drown to very detail oriented work, because i use lots of detail in my own work, and I enjoyed his use of line. My favorite piece in the gallery was a series of fish pained on wood (image located on the right). The wall was painted with a light grey on a white wall to simulate motion.  The wood cut outs of the fish were very detailed, as was the paint of each individual fish. However, there is a sense of mystery with the creators because when you look at the painting from far away it looks like fish but close up it looks like a cross of different creators. I really enjoyed Klutch work.

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