Our show, Urban Ubiquity, features over 15 artists and photographers portraying their vision of NYC.
We had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing some of the artists to gain their perspective and enthusiasm towards creating art in New York.
We spoke with Danny Maloney about his elaborate water color paintings:
"Im my crowd paintings, I observe and report large masses of people with a common focal point. The crowd, as a whole, displays patterns and abstractions. The watercolor medium creates fluidity and transparency." Danny has a fascination for crowds in subway stations as well and observes people coming and going on the platforms. His art is a composite of these varied moments coming together.
Deepika Ross, mentioned, "I've lived in some interesting places and draw from those experiences, from monasteries in Tibet, to cities in Europe, to my present life in Brooklyn." Capturing the world in pen and ink creates a narrative that expresses each unique moment and location. Her exquisite line work captures the character of each scene, not overly labored or too loose. Both structured and gestural, these black and white illustrations are remarkable.
At an interview with Chad Martin, he gave us insight into his creations. "The M1 Armored Bugaboo takes instant safety, defense and offense to a whole other level. Raising a child in the city is war." His "Binky Grenade" employs both an ironic and humorous tone. One product can both pacify and protect. The piece is bold, graphic, and whimsical.
Chris Dacs mentioned, his piece is inspired by the diverse lifestyle of Bushwick, a place where the art community thrives, and creativity is everywhere. Some of the best street art resides by the Jefferson L stop. Chris finds inspiration everywhere, in this case from a gourmet food truck. Where else could you get a creation like Venison Tacos?
Check back here soon, we will be featuring additional artists from our show. Stop by 145 Front Street #17 to have a look at this diverse volume of work.
The show will run from Nov 1 - Dec 5 at the Creativebloch Gallery.