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Lady Aiko Lady Aikos Playful Bunny Party at Red Hooks Gallery Brooklyn with Closing Party Next Saturday, March 29

With a range of stencil artwork on different media — from a skateboard deck to cupboard doors — along with a a playfully seductive mural, Lady Aiko has transformed Red Hook’s Gallery Brooklyn into a magical bunny party. This is a sampling of what can be seen at 351 Van Brundt Avenue through next Saturday.

Kiss

Lady Aiko stencil art kiss Lady Aikos Playful Bunny Party at Red Hooks Gallery Brooklyn with Closing Party Next Saturday, March 29

It’s Over

Lady Aiko bunny party Its Over stencil art Lady Aikos Playful Bunny Party at Red Hooks Gallery Brooklyn with Closing Party Next Saturday, March 29

Serious Romance, close-up

Lady Aiko stencil art Serious Romance Lady Aikos Playful Bunny Party at Red Hooks Gallery Brooklyn with Closing Party Next Saturday, March 29

Linda

Lady Aiko stencil art Linda Lady Aikos Playful Bunny Party at Red Hooks Gallery Brooklyn with Closing Party Next Saturday, March 29

And close-up from huge mural

Lady Aiko Gallery brooklyn Mural Lady Aikos Playful Bunny Party at Red Hooks Gallery Brooklyn with Closing Party Next Saturday, March 29

The exhibit is open Thursday through Saturday, 12-7 and Sunday 12-5. The closing party takes place next Saturday evening, March 29, from 6-10 pm.

Photos of artwork by Lois Stavsky and City-as-School intern Annie Loucka 

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Cern art Piece  Robert Aloia Brings His Curatorial Vision to shny with Cern, Matthew Denton Burrows, Icy and Sot, Leah Weber, Leo Uzai and many more

Piece, a wonderfully eclectic exhibit featuring a range of artworks from sketches to completed pieces, remains on exhibit at Spreadhouse through March 28 at 116 Suffolk Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. While most of the artists are familiar to us street art aficionados, some simply have a distinctly urban or outsider sensibility. Curious as to what was going on here, I posed some questions to Robert Aloia who spearheaded the show.

This is a great venue here. Can you tell us something about it?

It is an all-around creative space launched by the film production company, Spreadhouse, aka shny.

Matthew Denton Burrows  Robert Aloia Brings His Curatorial Vision to shny with Cern, Matthew Denton Burrows, Icy and Sot, Leah Weber, Leo Uzai and many more

How did you discover it? It’s the perfect space to showcase art and its location is ideal.

My friend, the artist Peter Passuntino, had an exhibit here last month, curated by his son Greg. It was the first art show at shny and it introduced me to this space.

Icy and Sot stencil art piece  Robert Aloia Brings His Curatorial Vision to shny with Cern, Matthew Denton Burrows, Icy and Sot, Leah Weber, Leo Uzai and many more

What is the concept behind Piece?

This exhibit is my way to showcase this space at Spreadhouse and to give viewers a glimpse into the creative process – from inspiration to finished product. Many of the pieces were created right here!

Leah Weber artwork  Robert Aloia Brings His Curatorial Vision to shny with Cern, Matthew Denton Burrows, Icy and Sot, Leah Weber, Leo Uzai and many more

Among the dozens of artists featured here are many who are active on the streets and others who are new to me. How did you hook up with so many talented folks?

Friends and friends of friends and assistant curators.

Leo Uzai  Robert Aloia Brings His Curatorial Vision to shny with Cern, Matthew Denton Burrows, Icy and Sot, Leah Weber, Leo Uzai and many more

What’s ahead?

We’re at work on a number of wide-ranging exhibits. But you can expect to see some street art elements in all of them.

That sounds great. Good luck!

Images: 1. Cern  2. Matthew Denton Burrows  3. Icy and Sot  4. Leah Weber and 5. Leo Uzai

Photos of images by Lois Stavsky

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This is the fourth in a series of occasional posts showcasing sticker art that surfaces on an array of NYC public surfaces:

Screwtape’s homage to Army of One

screw tape sticker art NYC NYC Sticker Art — Part IV: Screwtape, Skullphone, Kosby, Fling, RAE, Faust, RealAbstract, CB23, Zato and Sticker Nerds 3 Call for Stickers

Skullphone goes small

skull phone sticker NYC Sticker Art — Part IV: Screwtape, Skullphone, Kosby, Fling, RAE, Faust, RealAbstract, CB23, Zato and Sticker Nerds 3 Call for Stickers

One of Kosby‘s many musings

Kosby NYC Sticker Art — Part IV: Screwtape, Skullphone, Kosby, Fling, RAE, Faust, RealAbstract, CB23, Zato and Sticker Nerds 3 Call for Stickers

Fling’s curious creature

Fling street art stciker character NYC NYC Sticker Art — Part IV: Screwtape, Skullphone, Kosby, Fling, RAE, Faust, RealAbstract, CB23, Zato and Sticker Nerds 3 Call for Stickers

RAE’s lovable, zany character

RAE street art sticker NYC NYC Sticker Art — Part IV: Screwtape, Skullphone, Kosby, Fling, RAE, Faust, RealAbstract, CB23, Zato and Sticker Nerds 3 Call for Stickers

Faust‘s calligraphic handstyle

faust NYC Sticker Art — Part IV: Screwtape, Skullphone, Kosby, Fling, RAE, Faust, RealAbstract, CB23, Zato and Sticker Nerds 3 Call for Stickers

Milwaukee-based RealAbstract‘s magnetic sticker

real abstract street art sticker NYC NYC Sticker Art — Part IV: Screwtape, Skullphone, Kosby, Fling, RAE, Faust, RealAbstract, CB23, Zato and Sticker Nerds 3 Call for Stickers

CB 23′s now-iconic character in the rain

CB 23 NYC Sticker Art — Part IV: Screwtape, Skullphone, Kosby, Fling, RAE, Faust, RealAbstract, CB23, Zato and Sticker Nerds 3 Call for Stickers

Zato’s much-loved fellow

Zato street art sticker NYC NYC Sticker Art — Part IV: Screwtape, Skullphone, Kosby, Fling, RAE, Faust, RealAbstract, CB23, Zato and Sticker Nerds 3 Call for Stickers

And for those stickerheads who’d like to participate in the upcoming Sticker Nerds 3, organized by the inimitable Skam Sticker, the deadline to get your slaps in is this Friday, March, 14th.  Send them to Sticker Nerds 3, Post Office Box 13492, Portland, Oregon 97213.

sticker nerds 3 NYC Sticker Art — Part IV: Screwtape, Skullphone, Kosby, Fling, RAE, Faust, RealAbstract, CB23, Zato and Sticker Nerds 3 Call for Stickers

Photos of NYC sticker art by Lenny Collado, Dani Reyes Mozeson and Lois Stavsky

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Featured in SCOPE New York 2014 are over 30 artists who are, also, active on our cities’ streets. Here’s a small sampling:

Judith Supine at Black Book Gallery

Judith Supine art scope SCOPE New York 2014 with Judith Supine, Beau Stanton, My Dog Sighs, Stormie Mills, Know Hope, Peeta, Mark Jenkins, Banksy and more

Beau Stanton at Moniker Projects

Beau Stanton Scope SCOPE New York 2014 with Judith Supine, Beau Stanton, My Dog Sighs, Stormie Mills, Know Hope, Peeta, Mark Jenkins, Banksy and more

My Dog Sighs at Vertical Gallery

My Dog Sighs art Scope SCOPE New York 2014 with Judith Supine, Beau Stanton, My Dog Sighs, Stormie Mills, Know Hope, Peeta, Mark Jenkins, Banksy and more

Stormie Mills at Vertical Gallery

Stormie Mills art Scope SCOPE New York 2014 with Judith Supine, Beau Stanton, My Dog Sighs, Stormie Mills, Know Hope, Peeta, Mark Jenkins, Banksy and more

Know Hope at Thinkspace Gallery

KnowHope art Scope SCOPE New York 2014 with Judith Supine, Beau Stanton, My Dog Sighs, Stormie Mills, Know Hope, Peeta, Mark Jenkins, Banksy and more

Peeta at C.A.V.E. Gallery

Peeta graffiti scope SCOPE New York 2014 with Judith Supine, Beau Stanton, My Dog Sighs, Stormie Mills, Know Hope, Peeta, Mark Jenkins, Banksy and more

Mark Jenkins at Fabien Castanier

Mark Jenkins sculpture Scope1 SCOPE New York 2014 with Judith Supine, Beau Stanton, My Dog Sighs, Stormie Mills, Know Hope, Peeta, Mark Jenkins, Banksy and more

And Banksy at ArtNow NY

Banksy stencil art Scope SCOPE New York 2014 with Judith Supine, Beau Stanton, My Dog Sighs, Stormie Mills, Know Hope, Peeta, Mark Jenkins, Banksy and more

Located at 312 West 33rd St between 8th & 9th Ave, the fair continues through tomorrow, Sunday, March 9.  General admission is $25.00; student admission is $15.00.

Photos of artworks by Dani Reyes Mozeson and Lois Stavsky

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Outdoor Gallery street art 2 Yoav Litvins Outdoor Gallery NYC Moves Indoors to 17 Frost with Enzo and Nio, Cern, Billy Mode, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Stain, Bishop203, Icy and Sot, ÑEWMERICA and more

Currently on view at 17 Frost is an exhibit of artwork by artists featured in Yoav Litvin’s remarkable book, Outdoor Gallery NYC. While visiting the exhibit on Thursday afternoon, we had the opportunity to speak to Yoav: 

This exhibit is in many ways a reflection of your book. It is wonderfully eclectic.

Yes, like the book Outdoor Gallery NYC, it celebrates the diversity of the incredible range of street art that surfaces in NYC’s public spaces.

Enzo and Nio in Outdoor Gallery NYC  Yoav Litvins Outdoor Gallery NYC Moves Indoors to 17 Frost with Enzo and Nio, Cern, Billy Mode, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Stain, Bishop203, Icy and Sot, ÑEWMERICA and more

How did you connect with all of these artists – whose works are featured in your book and in this Outdoor Gallery NYC exhibit?

I initially met most of them through encountering their works on our streets. I further connected with them via Facebook or Instagram.

Cern Outdoor Gallery NYC Yoav Litvins Outdoor Gallery NYC Moves Indoors to 17 Frost with Enzo and Nio, Cern, Billy Mode, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Stain, Bishop203, Icy and Sot, ÑEWMERICA and more

Can you tell us something about the process from the time you had your resources – your photos and interviews — to the actual production of the book?

Working with the designer, Steve Mosier, I created a template for a book. I then presented my concept to about 30 publishers. In late summer, I signed a contract with Gingko Press, my first choice.  The first copies of the book became available last week.

Billy Mode Outdoor Gallery NYC Yoav Litvins Outdoor Gallery NYC Moves Indoors to 17 Frost with Enzo and Nio, Cern, Billy Mode, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Stain, Bishop203, Icy and Sot, ÑEWMERICA and more

The book looks wonderful, and your book launch party was quite remarkable. We’ve heard that folks waited on line for hours to get in.

Yes, that was quite humbling. And I feel grateful to everyone.

Alice Mizrachi Outdoor Gallery NYC Yoav Litvins Outdoor Gallery NYC Moves Indoors to 17 Frost with Enzo and Nio, Cern, Billy Mode, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Stain, Bishop203, Icy and Sot, ÑEWMERICA and more

To what do you attribute the incredible success of the book launch?

My sense is that folks appreciate my particular approach. I have deep respect for all of the artists who share their works with us in public spaces. I admire their visions and their skills. I particularly love the way they challenge conventions.

Chris Stain Outdoor Gallery NYC 2 Yoav Litvins Outdoor Gallery NYC Moves Indoors to 17 Frost with Enzo and Nio, Cern, Billy Mode, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Stain, Bishop203, Icy and Sot, ÑEWMERICA and more

You are a scientist, as well as a photographer and street art documentarian. Has your background as a scientist affected the way you approach street art?

I suppose it has. It is essential that my research and findings remain “clean” and unbiased. I am interested in presenting something that is important not only on a local level, but on a global one, as well.

Bishop203 Outdoor Gallery NYC Yoav Litvins Outdoor Gallery NYC Moves Indoors to 17 Frost with Enzo and Nio, Cern, Billy Mode, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Stain, Bishop203, Icy and Sot, ÑEWMERICA and more

In what ways has this project impacted you?

I feel that I’ve developed a distinct personal style and approach to documenting street art.

Icy and Sot Outdoor Gallery NYC Yoav Litvins Outdoor Gallery NYC Moves Indoors to 17 Frost with Enzo and Nio, Cern, Billy Mode, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Stain, Bishop203, Icy and Sot, ÑEWMERICA and more

If you had the opportunity to spend time in another city and work on a similar “Outdoor Gallery” project, which city would you choose to visit?

I’d probably choose São Paulo, Brazil.

NewMerica1 Yoav Litvins Outdoor Gallery NYC Moves Indoors to 17 Frost with Enzo and Nio, Cern, Billy Mode, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Stain, Bishop203, Icy and Sot, ÑEWMERICA and more

The exhibit, curated by Yoav Litvin with Royce Bannon, continues through March 8 at 17 Frost Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Yoav can be contacted at yoavlitvin@gmail.com; for updates, visit the book’s Facebook page.

Interview with Yoav Litvin conducted at 17 Frost by City-as-School intern Anna Loucka with Lois Stavsky; photos of artworks by Lois Stavsky. 1. Exterior of 17 Frost painted by Bishop203, elsol25 and Royce Bannon; 2 .Enzo & Nio, Retro Bomba; 3. Cern, Jardim Electrico; 4. Billy Mode, Love; 5. Alice Mizrachi, Queen, close-up; 6. Chris Stain, Up in the Bronx; 7. Bishop203, Jesus Christ Superstar;  8. Icy and Sot, Race and 9. ÑEWMERICA, small segment of collaborative mural 

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Exit Room Opening Track 1 Exit Room to Launch Track 1 with Esteban del Valle, Viajero, Nicole Salgar, Ramiro Davaro, Rimx, Sonni, Marka 27, Carlos Pinto and more

A wonderfully diverse group of artists have been busy these past 10 days fashioning the walls of Exit Room in preparation for tonight’s opening of Track 1, the first in a series of short exhibitions. Here’s a sampling of what’s been going down:

Esteban del Valle

Esteban de Valle art Exit Room Exit Room to Launch Track 1 with Esteban del Valle, Viajero, Nicole Salgar, Ramiro Davaro, Rimx, Sonni, Marka 27, Carlos Pinto and more

Viajero

Viajero art Exit Room1 Exit Room to Launch Track 1 with Esteban del Valle, Viajero, Nicole Salgar, Ramiro Davaro, Rimx, Sonni, Marka 27, Carlos Pinto and more

Nicole Salgar

Nicole Salgar art Exit Room Exit Room to Launch Track 1 with Esteban del Valle, Viajero, Nicole Salgar, Ramiro Davaro, Rimx, Sonni, Marka 27, Carlos Pinto and more

Marka 27

Marka 27 art Exit Room Exit Room to Launch Track 1 with Esteban del Valle, Viajero, Nicole Salgar, Ramiro Davaro, Rimx, Sonni, Marka 27, Carlos Pinto and more

 Ramiro Davaro

Ramiro Davaro art Exit Room Exit Room to Launch Track 1 with Esteban del Valle, Viajero, Nicole Salgar, Ramiro Davaro, Rimx, Sonni, Marka 27, Carlos Pinto and more

Rimx

Rimx art Exit Room Exit Room to Launch Track 1 with Esteban del Valle, Viajero, Nicole Salgar, Ramiro Davaro, Rimx, Sonni, Marka 27, Carlos Pinto and more

And here’s a close-up of a collaborative work in progress that we captured last Thursday:

Sonni, Marka 27 and Carlos Pinto

sonni marka 27 carlos pinto Exit Room Exit Room to Launch Track 1 with Esteban del Valle, Viajero, Nicole Salgar, Ramiro Davaro, Rimx, Sonni, Marka 27, Carlos Pinto and more

Other featured artists include: Chuck Berret, Ricardo CabretChris RWKAdam Dare, Jeff Enriquez, Art by KenNepoJohn Paul O’Grodnick and Gio Romo. There will also be a live musical performance by Mike Larry Draw X 86 SUPREME. Tonight’s opening takes place at 270 Meserole Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn from 6 – 11pm.

All photos of artists at work courtesy of Dariel Mtz and Zoe; photo of Sonni, Marka 27 and Carlos Pinto collaborative work in progress by Lois Stavsky

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I first met Viajero this past summer while he was fashioning a mural on East 111 Street for Los Muros Hablan NYC. I became an instant fan of his distinct aesthetic. A few months later, I caught up with him at the Julia De Burgos Cultural Center for its Dia De Los Muertos 2013 art exhibit.

Viajero Los Muros Hablan NYC Speaking with Adrian Roman aka Viajero

When I came upon you at work on your mural for Los Muros Hablan, you mentioned that it was your first time painting in the streets. What was it like? Would you do it again?

It was a great experience. I loved working in a public space where I could interact with folks who passed by.  Some stopped simply to observe, and others asked questions. And it was wonderful to have the opportunity to bring my vision to the streets of East Harlem – where my grandparents lived when they came from Puerto Rico. And, yes, I would love to do it again.

Could you tell us something about the Diaspora Mural? Who does it depict? What does it represent?

The subject of the mural is a young boy from Puerto Rico.  The traditional mask that he is wearing symbolizes his cultural roots. Although I grew up here in NYC, I’m particularly interested in the immigrant experience and the notion of identity.

Viajero street art mural East Harlem NYC Speaking with Adrian Roman aka Viajero

Your work is quite amazing. Do you have a formal art education?

When I was 12, I began taking specialized lessons at the Pratt Institute. I attended the Arts Students League of New York at age 18.  I then earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the New World School of Art in Miami, Florida and a second BFA in Graphic Design from the New York Institute of Technology here in NYC.

Was all this formal training worthwhile?

I would say so.  I have my own distinct style, but the art education I received drew it out of me and helped me refine it. Yes, my formal training was worthwhile.

Have any particular folks inspired you?

My grandfather was a painter. I have great admiration for him. He taught himself how to read and write in three different languages.  My brother is a sculptor, and my uncle is an architect. I grew up among folks who inspired me.

Viajero mixed media artwork Speaking with Adrian Roman aka Viajero

What about cultures?  What are some of the cultures that have influenced you?

I’ve traveled extensively through Africa, the Caribbean and Central America. I feel most connected to culture when spending time in countries and cities that hold onto their indigenous traditions. It is these indigenous cultures that have been my primary influence. I acknowledge and honor my indigenous roots in my artwork.

Have you exhibited your work in gallery settings?

Yes. I’ve shown my work in solo and group shows in the United States and in Puerto Rico.

How has the “art world” responded to you? Has it been receptive to your vision? 

It has been. I feel that I’ve been able to find my own corner.

Viajero skull Speaking with Adrian Roman aka Viajero

Any favorite artists?

My grandfather. He used to paint on coconuts falling from trees.  Swoon is a particular favorite among street artists. And I love Whittfield Lovell – his portraits and his installations.

How has your work evolved — particularly in the past few years?

I’ve become increasingly engaged with the community.

Have you any particular theme that you attempt to convey in your work?

I’m interested in memory — in preserving it — especially in relation to our struggles. I like giving new life to found objects that embody cultural memory.

What do you see as the role of the artist in society?

For myself as an artist – it is to offer experiences to people that take them out of their comfort zone. I want folks to think and not blindly follow trends.

And we certainly look forward to seeing your vision on our streets again! 

Interview by Lois Stavsky; photo of Viajero on East 111 Street by Dani Reyes Mozeson; photo of completed Diaspora Mural courtesy of the artist; final two photos of artwork at the Julia De Burgos Cultural Center by Lois Stavsky

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phetus elle public art centre fuge NYC Centre fuge Public Art Project, Cycle 11 with: Elle, Phetus, Matthew Burrows, Nicole Salgar & Chuck Berrett, CS Navarrete, Mor, Joseph Meloy, Demer, Miishab, Royce Bannon, Damien Mitchell, Korn and more

The now-iconic trailer on First Street and First Avenue is undergoing yet another transformation. For its current cycle, Cycle 11, the Centre-fuge Public Art Project invited artists who’ve painted there this past year to return. Here are a few images captured earlier in the week from the still-in-progress huge, energetic collage of distinct styles.

 Matthew Denton Burrows at work; Damien Miksza on left; Phetus on right

Damien Miksza for centre fuge NYC Centre fuge Public Art Project, Cycle 11 with: Elle, Phetus, Matthew Burrows, Nicole Salgar & Chuck Berrett, CS Navarrete, Mor, Joseph Meloy, Demer, Miishab, Royce Bannon, Damien Mitchell, Korn and more

Phetus with Nicole Salgar & Chuck Berrett on right

phetus public art centre fuge NYC Centre fuge Public Art Project, Cycle 11 with: Elle, Phetus, Matthew Burrows, Nicole Salgar & Chuck Berrett, CS Navarrete, Mor, Joseph Meloy, Demer, Miishab, Royce Bannon, Damien Mitchell, Korn and more

 CS-Navarrete at work

root system public art for centre fuge Centre fuge Public Art Project, Cycle 11 with: Elle, Phetus, Matthew Burrows, Nicole Salgar & Chuck Berrett, CS Navarrete, Mor, Joseph Meloy, Demer, Miishab, Royce Bannon, Damien Mitchell, Korn and more

Mor

Mor stencil art Centre fuge East Village NYC Centre fuge Public Art Project, Cycle 11 with: Elle, Phetus, Matthew Burrows, Nicole Salgar & Chuck Berrett, CS Navarrete, Mor, Joseph Meloy, Demer, Miishab, Royce Bannon, Damien Mitchell, Korn and more

Joseph Meloy

Meloy for centre fuge Centre fuge Public Art Project, Cycle 11 with: Elle, Phetus, Matthew Burrows, Nicole Salgar & Chuck Berrett, CS Navarrete, Mor, Joseph Meloy, Demer, Miishab, Royce Bannon, Damien Mitchell, Korn and more

Demer

demer public art for centre fuge Centre fuge Public Art Project, Cycle 11 with: Elle, Phetus, Matthew Burrows, Nicole Salgar & Chuck Berrett, CS Navarrete, Mor, Joseph Meloy, Demer, Miishab, Royce Bannon, Damien Mitchell, Korn and more

Royce Bannon with Miishab on right

Royce Bannon for centre fuge Centre fuge Public Art Project, Cycle 11 with: Elle, Phetus, Matthew Burrows, Nicole Salgar & Chuck Berrett, CS Navarrete, Mor, Joseph Meloy, Demer, Miishab, Royce Bannon, Damien Mitchell, Korn and more

ElleDamien Mitchell and Korn

elle damien mitchell and Korn street art centre fuge nyc Centre fuge Public Art Project, Cycle 11 with: Elle, Phetus, Matthew Burrows, Nicole Salgar & Chuck Berrett, CS Navarrete, Mor, Joseph Meloy, Demer, Miishab, Royce Bannon, Damien Mitchell, Korn and more

Keep posted to our Facebook page for more photos of the completed pieces.

Photo of  CS-Navarrete at work by Lois Stavsky; all others by Dani Reyes Mozeson

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The founder of New York Street Gallery, a collective of international artists working together in NYC, Dariel MTZ is committed to providing outdoor canvases to a global network of street art and graffiti artists.

New York Street Gallery Dariel MTZ on Bushwicks New York Street Gallery

Tell us a bit about New York Street Gallery.

I started this project with my girlfriend, Daniela Croci aka Zoe, in January, 2013. We wanted to provide a platform for street artists to collaborate with those artists who may have never used the streets as a canvas.

How did it all begin?

We started by painting the exterior walls of my father’s tire shop in Bushwick. The response was so positive that we expanded to other walls, including some in Williamsburg.

Nepo street art graffiti NYC Dariel MTZ on Bushwicks New York Street Gallery

Who are some of the artists involved in your project?

Among the many talents are: Nepo, Don Rimx, Iena Cruz, Vato, Alex Seel, Pixel Pancho, LNY, Guillermo Perez III, David Rothman and Kike Seba.

Pixel Pancho street art Bushwick Dariel MTZ on Bushwicks New York Street Gallery

How has this project impacted you personally?

This project was an invitation to the culture.  It has given me the opportunity to learn first-hand about street art and graffiti.

What about Zoe? What is her role?

She is the official filmmaker of this project. She has documented all that has happened so far.

LNY street art Bushwick Dariel MTZ on Bushwicks New York Street Gallery

What’s ahead?

This coming Friday, November 15, we will be showcasing the works of a group of extraordinarily talented artists at The Well on 272 Meserole Street in Bushwick.

Where would you like to see your project in five years?

I’d like to see us manage a gallery space, organize festivals and provide opportunities for artists to do big productions. It’s all about creating opportunities for the artists. You can follow us on Intagram @nystgallery.

 Good luck! It all sounds great.

Interview by Lenny Collado; photos of Nepo, Pixel Pancho and LNY by Tara Murray

Editor’s note: Our blog will be on vacation through Monday, November 25. You can follow us on Facebook and on Google+. And be sure to keep posted to The Aqueduct Murals. Organized by the always-wonderful Joe Iurato, this meeting of street art and horse racing features an amazing array of artists including Logan Hicks, Chris Stain, Zed1, Faith47 and Rubin 415. It opens to the public at noon on Saturday, November 23 followed by a reception from 6-10pm, with an opportunity to meet the artists, along with the jockeys and trainers of New York racing.  Lois Stavsky

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WriteofPassage Train AlexanderRichter 4590 LOW Write of Passage to Explore History and Impact of American Graffiti Art

A six-week long educational program that explores the impact of American graffiti art on global culture, Write of Passage opens to the public with a historic exhibition this coming Saturday, October 19. Curated by Sacha Jenkins, a noted graffiti historian and editorial director of Mass Appeal, the exhibition at Red Bull Studios New York, 218 West 18th Street serves as a centerpiece to Write of Passage’s educational program.

ServeLOW Write of Passage to Explore History and Impact of American Graffiti Art

Several installations, rare canvasses, photos, sketches, vintage apparel and over 100 original graffiti artifacts document the evolution of graffiti art, celebrating its local origins and global influences.

Carlos Mare 139 Rodriguez Strap Hanger Sculptures 001 Write of Passage to Explore History and Impact of American Graffiti Art

Among the four installations that bring graffiti to life are a subway train & tunnel installation and a tattoo parlor installation from noted graffiti artist/tattooist Mr. Kaves.

Brooklyn Made Write of Passage to Explore History and Impact of American Graffiti Art

Artists whose works are featured include: Daze, Futura, Haze, David “Chino” Villorente, Alan Bortman, Chris Pape, Easy, Miss 17, Freedom, Cycle, Fargo, Greg “SP” Lamarche, Krink, Mare 139, Cost, CES, Jay “J.SON” Edlin, Keo, Mark Ali Awfe, False, Tommy Rebel, A-ONE, Dondi White, Serve, Ed “Metal Man” Walker, Kaves, Trap IF, False, VFR, , Cope 2, Daze, Harley Spiller, Haze, Henry Chalfant, Louie KR.ONE Gasparro, YES 2, Samuel Kleiman, Sharp, Todd “Reas” James and Wane COD.

photo Henry Chalfant Write of Passage Write of Passage to Explore History and Impact of American Graffiti Art

Write of Passage will be open to the public every Saturday from 1-5 p.m. through November 23.

All photos courtesy Write of Passage/Red Bull New York: 1. photo, Alexander Richter; 2. jacket, Serve; 3. strap hanger sculpture, Mare 139; 4. Kaves, Brooklyn tattoo parlor 5. photo, Henry Chalfant

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