Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012
6pm to 10pm  - JUNE 10th through AUGUST 14th, 2016
June 10th opening Reception with Complimentary Bar 6pm to 8pm  
Art is Trash - Francisco de Pajaro | A.S.V.P. | BALU | Cope2 | Iena Cruz | Raquel Echanique | Ron English
John Fekner | Fumeroism | Richard Hambleton | Lady Pink | Martian Code | Meres One | Skewville | B.D. White
Dj Steve Pagan Photography |  Selector Marx Photography
THE ARTISTS
(in alphabetical order)

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Art is Trash - Francisco de Pajaro

A globe trotting street and urban contemporary artist from Barcelona. His art reflects genuine devotion to mother nature. Art Is Trash is the hypnotic had that resuscitates the cadavers of hyper consumerism – the trash – back to fruition in our current, material, state  of consciousness.

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A.S.V.P

ASVP began working together in 2008, developing a unique, hand-drawn, graphic style, often creating imagery with recurring nods to advertising, pop and comic book culture. Their work has been showcased internationally.

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BALU

Basque artist Balu has been experimenting with graffiti and other artistic disciplines since the nineties. With a specific focus on densely populated areas of cities, Balu uses preexisting signs, adverts, warnings and messages that are essential elements of the city to voice his own narratives. Inevitably his work becomes part of the urban culture and the collective memory of the places Balu journeys through. In 2003, he developed an alternative form of stenciling to add a broader color palette and to strengthen his poetic realism. Balu currently lives in Barcelona, Spain.

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COPE2

Fernando Carlo “Cope2” is and artist from the Bronx, NY  He has been a graffiti artist since 1980’s. He has achieved considerable mainstream success for his artwork. Well known for his “throw-up,” and is a user of “wildstyle” graffiti. He has collaborated with clothing and accessories brands and work has appeared in Video Games and Movies.

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Iena Cruz

Frederico Massa, also known in his section of the art world as CRUZ, is a Brooklyn based Italian artist born in Milan. He currently retains a Green Card visa in the United States for Extraordinary Ability. Frederico attended the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan.

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Raquel Echanique

Born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, living and working in New York. She has displayed her art in a plethora of museums, gallery shows, international biennials and commissioned murals around the globe. She has illustrated a poety book in Argentina and her murals can be found in the streets of New York

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Ron English

One of the most prolific and recognizable artists alive today, Ron English has bombed the global landscape with unforgettable images, on the street, in the museums, in movies, books and television. English coined the term POPaganda to describe his signature mash-up of high and low cultural touchtones, from superhero hythology to totems of art history.

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John Fekner​

A innovative multidisciplinary artist and seminal figure in the street art movement born in NYC. John created hundreds of environmental and conceptual outdoor works consisting of stenciled words, symbols, dates and icons spray painted in NY, Sweden, Canada, England and Germany in the 1970ís and 80ís. Fekner has made a commitment within his work by consistently addressing issues that demonstrate and interest involving concepts of perception and transformation.

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FUMERO

 Native New York City artist Fumero is most widely known for his distinct highly stylized and 'grafstract' work.  Graftstract fuses graffiti elements and vibrant, emphasized geometric shapes. It is an art form enveloped by black contours encompassing both objective and subjective motifs. Fumeroism's Grafstraction has been pasted and painted on walls throughout the world- New York, New Jersey, Miami, Chicago, Detroit, Brazil, Berlin, London and Italy. The Table Series Logo and The Grampa are two iconic images that can be seen in NYC and Internationally

 

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Richard Hambleton​

Born (June 1954), an artist-painter currently living and working in the Lower East Side of NYC. Richard Hambleton has been called the godfather of street art. He is the surviving member of a group who, together with Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, had great success coming out of the New York City art seen during the booming art market of the 1980ís.

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Lady Pink​

A graffiti and mural artist from Ecuador, raised in Queens, nicknamed the ìfirst lady of graffitiî because she was one of the first women active in the early 1980ís subway graffiti subculture. She started writing in 1979 and within a few years began runnigh with TC5 and TPA graffiti crews. She shared in the lead role in the 1883 film Wild Style, some of her pieces are in the collections of the Whitney, the Met and the Brooklyn Museum.

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MARTIAN CODE

Martian Code or Martian Code art is a street artist based in New York, born in Dominican Republic He creates wheat paste stencils of children and uses redone graphics of famous artists and celebrities as Andy Warhol, Madonna and others. His art reflects the innocence of children and brings love to the people with street art.

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MERES ONE

Born in the South Bronx and raised in Queens, New York. Jonathan ìMeres Oneî Cohenís interest in visual art spans the entirety of his life, but it wasnít until 1987 the Meres One discovered graffiti art. Using aerosol art as his primary vehicle for expression, Meres has taken his work from local to global arenas, from street walls to galleries. He is the Former curator of 5Pointz.

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SKEWVILLE

Twin Brothers who are most known for fake wooden sneakers. They started witnessing the change of graffiti into Street art. The need for a new media space gave birth to their sneaker mission. Sneakers are a symbol of change and a way to represent the hood. Thousands have been tossed and documented in the quest to go all globe.

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B. D. WHITE

A Brooklyn artist specializing in mindful vandalism. Paralyzed at age 18 he now spends his days and nights creating and putting up political art to engage the public with. Whth that he hopes to open up dialogs and raise awareness about issues he feels strongly about.

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DJ STEVE PAGAN PHOTOGRAPHY

Steve Pagan is a Brooklyn based Street Photographer - Videographer & Hybrid Multimedia Artist. 

His photography and video essays have been featured in newspapers, blogs and social networks, books

to include, The Huffington Post, Life, Fortune, Gothamist, URB, The Beatles 50th Anniversary, and the latest book by Art Is Trash​ - Francisco de Pajaro. He is currently working with several NYC, California and Spanish street artists, Dj's, Bands and Performance Artists on International exhibitions.

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SELECTOR MARX PHOTOGRAPHY

Selector Marx, is a licensed photo-reporter. He developed a personal journalistic and photographic style, using the streets as a method of expression. Closely linked to the Spanish Hip-Hop and Tattoo Art scene, his covers include such magazines as Rolling Stone, Interview, Hip-Hop Life Magazine, Enlace Funk, etc. He has also worked with record labels Universal, Sony BMG and Warner, and companies like Apple USA, Adidas and Real Madrid, and the most famous European music festivals.

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