GRAFFITI ART #36 – Extract
Graffiti Art issue 36
On the cover of GA 36, Matt Gondek and his “nuclear family” recount a “hollow” nativity for this 2017 holiday season. Our new dossier tackles the question of Pop appropriation, which sees more and more artists inviting Mickey Mouse or the Superheroes as guest stars in their works. Calmer and more meditative are the urban landscapes of Stéphanie Buer and the soothing canvases of Philippe Hérard. There’s more pop in the first in-depth interview with Hebru Brantley, the Chicago kid who set out to conquer the world thanks to his teenage hero and aviator. We also hear from Brusk, whose new forays into volume intrigue and delight us. Another reason to marvel at Ben Tolman ‘s obsessive detail drawings, captured just as his first solo show in Paris was getting underway. We also made our way to Zürich, to meet Julien Kolly, the city’s leading gallery owner and a staunch defender of graffiti and abstraction. A little further south, but still in Switzerland, Saype amazes us with its giant frescoes painted directly on the mountain pastures. The movement’s artists use media in all their forms, as revealed by our meetings with Lenz, who has made Lego bricks his current means of expression. Our journey ends in Portugal with Add Fuel, who produces giant urban works in ceramics, creating an enchanting dialogue between past and present. An issue that questions a worrying period and reveals some rather exciting changes.
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