New Works and Installation by legendary artists DOZE GREEN and ROSTARR
30 MAY 2008 – 28 JUN 2008
Leonard Street Gallery is proud to announce the opening of an exhibition of new works by celebrated artists DOZE GREEN and ROSTARR.
Doze Green (Rock Steady Crew) and Rostarr (Beautiful Losers) have both graced the scene for many years displaying their various forms of artistic expressions through painting, drawings, music, fashion and film. For the first time in the UK, these prolific artists will come together to create a visual journey for the viewer to experience through their display of these various forms and mediums.
Through stream-of-consciousness painting, both artists use traditional graffiti techniques involving energy and motion to create forms that exist in a visual meeting place of ideas. Doze Green explores meditations on matter and anti-matter, layers of consciousness, and different possibilities based on cosmology, while Rostarr’s stylized calligraphic writings introduce grace and tension as a distinctly human gesture. This collaboration is an extension of this metaphysical concept that becomes visually displayed through an installation based exhibition from both artists.
About The Artists
Doze Green was born and raised in the upper west side of Manhattan, New York City and was one of the pioneers of the Hip-Hop culture. From B-boy to graffiti legend, he’s become a proponent of the avant-garde “fusionistic” art movement. Best known for his characters, Doze Green has begun to concentrate on canvases that blend wildstyle techniques with metaphysical concepts. Doze Green is also known for his live painting performances. Doze Green’s work is in many public and private collections throughout the United States, Japan, Europe, and Australia. His works have been published in BlackBook, Anthem, Juxtapoz, Tokion, and Vibe and reviewed on CNN.
Rostarr’s background lies in graphic design, but he’s gained acclaimed credit and buzz for his paintings that are reminiscent of Ryan McGuiness work with iconography. Large format, colorful canvas’ encompassing symbols related to nature, human psychology and mysticism.
He’s also been a core member of the highly respected Barnstormers – a collective of New York/Tokyo-based artists such as Swoon and Jose Parla who create large-scale collaborative paintings, films and performances – since 1999.
WAR PEN is kindly sponsored by Kirin Beer.
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