Phetus

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

{ 1 comment }

This is the third in an ongoing series featuring the range of faces that surface daily on NYC’s public spaces:

Pose and Revok on the Bowery and Houston, close-up

Pose Revok graffiti street art NYC Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part III: Pose & Revok, Ever, Vexta, Cern, Mata Ruda & NDA, Crystal Clarity, Danielle Mastrion and Phetus

Argentinian artist Ever on Williamsburg rooftop, close-up

Ever street art in NYC Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part III: Pose & Revok, Ever, Vexta, Cern, Mata Ruda & NDA, Crystal Clarity, Danielle Mastrion and Phetus

Australian artist Vexta at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens

Vexta street art at Welling Court NYC Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part III: Pose & Revok, Ever, Vexta, Cern, Mata Ruda & NDA, Crystal Clarity, Danielle Mastrion and Phetus

Cern on truck spotted on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

Cern street art on NYC truck Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part III: Pose & Revok, Ever, Vexta, Cern, Mata Ruda & NDA, Crystal Clarity, Danielle Mastrion and Phetus

Mata Ruda and ND’A at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens

mats tuda and NDA at welling court 2 Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part III: Pose & Revok, Ever, Vexta, Cern, Mata Ruda & NDA, Crystal Clarity, Danielle Mastrion and Phetus

Crystal Clarity on Lower East Side rooftop

crystal clarity street art on NYC rooftop Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part III: Pose & Revok, Ever, Vexta, Cern, Mata Ruda & NDA, Crystal Clarity, Danielle Mastrion and Phetus

Danielle Mastrion with signature by El Niño de las Pinturas at 5Pointz in Long Island City, Queens

danielle Mastrionstreet art portrait at 5Pointz 2 Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part III: Pose & Revok, Ever, Vexta, Cern, Mata Ruda & NDA, Crystal Clarity, Danielle Mastrion and Phetus

 Phetus in Bushwick, Brooklyn

phetus graffiti characters in Brooklyn NYC Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part III: Pose & Revok, Ever, Vexta, Cern, Mata Ruda & NDA, Crystal Clarity, Danielle Mastrion and Phetus

Photos by Lenny Collado, Dani Mozeson, Tara Murray & Lois Stavsky

{ 0 comments }

This is the fifth in an occasional series of artwork on NYC shutters.

Kenji Takabayashi at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens

Kenji Takabayashi art on welling court shutter NYC Shutters – Part V: Kenji Takabayashi, Kosby, Zam Art, Sheryo & the Yok, Phetus, Hef, Joseph Meloy, Fumero and Wisher914

Kosby at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens

kosby art on Welling Court shutter NYC Shutters – Part V: Kenji Takabayashi, Kosby, Zam Art, Sheryo & the Yok, Phetus, Hef, Joseph Meloy, Fumero and Wisher914

Zam Art at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens

Zam graffiti at Welling Court NYC Shutters – Part V: Kenji Takabayashi, Kosby, Zam Art, Sheryo & the Yok, Phetus, Hef, Joseph Meloy, Fumero and Wisher914

Sheryo and the Yok in Manhattan’s Little Italy

shery and the yok street art on NYC shutter NYC Shutters – Part V: Kenji Takabayashi, Kosby, Zam Art, Sheryo & the Yok, Phetus, Hef, Joseph Meloy, Fumero and Wisher914

Phetus in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

phetus graffiti on Brooklyn shutter NYC Shutters – Part V: Kenji Takabayashi, Kosby, Zam Art, Sheryo & the Yok, Phetus, Hef, Joseph Meloy, Fumero and Wisher914

Hef atWelling Court in Astoria, Queens

hef graffition welling court shutter NYC Shutters – Part V: Kenji Takabayashi, Kosby, Zam Art, Sheryo & the Yok, Phetus, Hef, Joseph Meloy, Fumero and Wisher914

Joseph Meloy at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens

Joseph Meloy on Welling court shutter1 NYC Shutters – Part V: Kenji Takabayashi, Kosby, Zam Art, Sheryo & the Yok, Phetus, Hef, Joseph Meloy, Fumero and Wisher914

Fumero in NoLita

Fumero action street art on Shutter NYC NYC Shutters – Part V: Kenji Takabayashi, Kosby, Zam Art, Sheryo & the Yok, Phetus, Hef, Joseph Meloy, Fumero and Wisher914

Wisher914 at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens

wisher914 graffiti on NYC shutter. NYC Shutters – Part V: Kenji Takabayashi, Kosby, Zam Art, Sheryo & the Yok, Phetus, Hef, Joseph Meloy, Fumero and Wisher914

Photos by Tara Murray and Lois Stavsky

{ 0 comments }

Fueled by their love of art and their passion to promote the art they love, Brian Jerkface and Iman Johnson are busy curating some of NYC’s coolest art events. On a recent visit to their current art show at NoBar at 608 Nostrand Ave. in Brooklyn, we had the opportunity learn a bit about the two talented young men and their upcoming projects.

Phetus artwork at NoBar  POPUP X NYC Brings Visual Treats to Brooklyn’s NoBar

How did this all begin?

Brian: We both love street art and we wanted to share our love with others in alternative settings. It’s great fun, and it’s also a way to help artists, particularly those who work in public spaces, make a living.  Only by selling their art can they continue to pursue their passion.

Do you have a formal art education?

Iman: I attended Cooper Union. My degree is in architecture.

Brian: I studied painting and graphic design at the School of Visual Arts.

Have you any favorite artists?

Iman: My all-time favorite artist is the British painter Francis Bacon.  I also love Lebbeus Woods, a conceptual architect, who was one of my teachers at Cooper Union.  And I love what See One is doing on the streets.

Brian: I love the Cubist style of the Spanish painter Juan Gris. He’s a definite influence on my work. Among those artists who work on the streets, I have many favorites. Among them are: NoseGo, Phetus and Bishop.

Jerkface at NoBar  POPUP X NYC Brings Visual Treats to Brooklyn’s NoBar

What attracted you to street art and graffiti?

Brian:  I grew up listening to hip-hop, and I fell in love with graffiti. When I was about 16, I picked up a spray-can.  I was also into skateboarding.

Iman: Yes, it was the entire culture that drew us in.

What do you see as the future of street art?

Brian:  As it continues to make its mark in both sanctioned and unsanctioned spaces, I see it as getting better and better all the time.

Iman:  Yes, it seems to be in an ideal place right now. While becoming more acceptable, it’s still on the edge and is almost certain to remain so. Most of it will continue to push against authority.

Your current art exhibit here at NoBar is wonderful.  What is the appeal of this particular setting?

Brian:  It’s a wonderful spot, and the neighborhood is easily accessible.  We love the mix of people it attracts, and it is street art-friendly. It allows us to feature live painting at our openings – something we both love.

What’s ahead?  Any other exhibits coming up at NoBar?

Brian:  Yes. Cosbe will be painting live here for our next exhibit on Friday, March 29.  And Deps is among the artists we are featuring in our show opening April 26.

Art show @ NoBar  POPUP X NYC Brings Visual Treats to Brooklyn’s NoBar

That sounds great! What about other venues? Anything else coming up elsewhere?

Brian:  We are in the process of curating a skate deck exhibit featuring dozens of artists – including Bishop,  Phetus and Col Wallnuts – that will open on April 20th at the Loom Gallery on Flushing Avenue in Bushwick.

Iman:  And we have a number of events coming up in Studio J, our Long Island City space – including a group show, a solo show by Phetus and a kids’ class in street art.

Wow! So much happening! How do you get the word out?

Brian: We get the news of our events out on Instagram and Facebook. We also hand out flyers.

Good luck! We are looking forward to your next event!

Photo of Phetus close-up by Lois Stavsky; Jerkface images courtesy of  POPUP X NYC

{ 1 comment }

Within the last few weeks over a dozen first-rate pieces have surfaced on and off Bushwick’s Morgan Avenue.  Here are a few images we’ve captured:

Phetus and Such

Phetus and such graffiti and street art in Bushwick Bushwick Burns with: Phetus & Such, Yes1, Pase, Bekit, Jew, D Virus, Jem, Knows, Vein, Clark Fly ID, Shank and Dero

Yes1 at work

Yes1 graffiti in Bushwick Bushwick Burns with: Phetus & Such, Yes1, Pase, Bekit, Jew, D Virus, Jem, Knows, Vein, Clark Fly ID, Shank and Dero

Pase

Pase graffiti in Bushwick Bushwick Burns with: Phetus & Such, Yes1, Pase, Bekit, Jew, D Virus, Jem, Knows, Vein, Clark Fly ID, Shank and Dero

Bekit

Bekit graffiti in Bushwick Bushwick Burns with: Phetus & Such, Yes1, Pase, Bekit, Jew, D Virus, Jem, Knows, Vein, Clark Fly ID, Shank and Dero

Jew

Jew graffiti in Bushwick Bushwick Burns with: Phetus & Such, Yes1, Pase, Bekit, Jew, D Virus, Jem, Knows, Vein, Clark Fly ID, Shank and Dero

D-Virus from Holland

D Virus graffiti in Bushwick Bushwick Burns with: Phetus & Such, Yes1, Pase, Bekit, Jew, D Virus, Jem, Knows, Vein, Clark Fly ID, Shank and Dero

Jem

Jem graffiti in Bushwick Bushwick Burns with: Phetus & Such, Yes1, Pase, Bekit, Jew, D Virus, Jem, Knows, Vein, Clark Fly ID, Shank and Dero

Wane aka Knows

Knows graffiti in Bushwick Bushwick Burns with: Phetus & Such, Yes1, Pase, Bekit, Jew, D Virus, Jem, Knows, Vein, Clark Fly ID, Shank and Dero

Vein

Vein graffiti in Bushwick Bushwick Burns with: Phetus & Such, Yes1, Pase, Bekit, Jew, D Virus, Jem, Knows, Vein, Clark Fly ID, Shank and Dero

Clark Fly ID

Clark Fly ID graffiti in Bushwick Bushwick Burns with: Phetus & Such, Yes1, Pase, Bekit, Jew, D Virus, Jem, Knows, Vein, Clark Fly ID, Shank and Dero

Shank aka Demote and Dero

Shank and Dero graffiti in Bushwick Brooklyn Bushwick Burns with: Phetus & Such, Yes1, Pase, Bekit, Jew, D Virus, Jem, Knows, Vein, Clark Fly ID, Shank and Dero

Photos by Lenny Collado and Dani Mozeson

{ 0 comments }

Few NYC walls successfully fuse as many distinct styles and sensibilities as those up in the Bronx. Among these is the huge wall on Boone Avenue in the West Farms district.  East meets West; graffiti couples with street art and comic art merges with folk art. Here are a few images:

Shiro, Deem, Rubin415, King Bee, Logek & Obey

Shiro Deem Rubin415 King Bee Logek Obey Bronx street art graffiti A Fusion of Styles in the Bronx: Shiro, Deem, Rubin415, King Bee, Logek, Obey, Phetus, Indie184, Cope2, Free5, AM, Sen2, Sand One & MSK

More after the jump!

{ 0 comments }