It’s with this distinction in mind that fine art dealer Damien Roman came up with the idea for Attack the Block in the first place. Roman believes that by featuring up-and-comers such as Houston-based 2:12 alongside established artists such as Swoon, Shepard Fairey and Ron English, he’s continuing a tradition previously established by curator Jeffrey Deitch. “After Basquiat and Haring, there was a large gap in time before Deitch picked up the mantle and said, ‘I’m going to start representing street artists, give them a gallery and a space, so they can create their work safely and expand upon what they were doing’.”http://bedfordandbowery.com/2015/09/see-the-work-of-top-street-artists-without-getting-sunburned/
Monday, October 19, 2015
Just came across this nice write-up about the "Attack the Block" show on the Bedford + Bowery website.
Friday, October 9, 2015
Sunday, September 20, 2015
I did a interview with Mountain Dew GreenLabel during the week leading up to the Beyond the Box show. I give a little insight into how the Sofia Selfie box came to be. Check it out here!
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
The following is the info from the press release:
EXHIBITION DATES: September 18 – October 10, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, September 17, 6 - 9pm.
LOCATION: One Art Space, 23 Warren St, New York, NY 10007
CO-CURATED BY: Damien A Roman, Tim Conlon & Alex Emmart
ONLINE AT: www.oneartspace.com & www.damienaromanfineart.com
(New York, NY, August 1, 2015) - Damien A Roman Fine Art and One Art Space are pleased to present Attack the Block, a concise survey of contemporary street art in America, September 18 through October 10, 2015. This exhibition opens with a public reception for the artists Thursday, September 17, 6 - 9pm.
Co-curated by Damien A Roman, Tim Conlon and Alex Emmart, Attack the Block features work by 25 street artists whose art is intricately linked to their urban environment. This diverse exhibition includes many subgenres within street art such as Pop Surrealism, Geometric Abstraction, Figural, Socio-political and classic graffiti.
All over America, in every city, artists are currently changing the landscape. Armed with wheat-paste, brushes, stencils, spray enamel and other tools of their trade, these devoted ambassadors of art prowl the streets looking to utilize the urban landscape as their canvas. Whether the artists' impetus is to beautify urban blight or instigate a dialog within the community, there is no ignoring the creative mark that these artists are making and the international art world has taken notice.
The co-curators of Attack the Block have teamed up with One Art Space to bring the best street artists from around the country, and the world, to the definitive center of the street art universe, New York City. Artists participating in Attack the Block range from future stars to established forces within the global art community. Many have had their work exhibited in numerous important museums and galleries including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, Deitch Projects and the Corcoran Gallery of Art just to name a few. Profiles of these artists and their work have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Art News, Juxtapoz, the New York Daily News, the Observer, High Fructose and many more relevant publications.
ARTISTS INCLUDED IN ATTACK THE BLOCK:
|Above||Joe Iurato||Matt Siren|
|Eddie Colla||Jurne||Billy Mode|
|Tim Conlon||Anthony Lister||Swoon|
|Elle||Leon Reid||Dan Witz|
|Ron English||Retna||Yok & Sheryo|
|Shepard Fairey||Rubin 415|
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Come out and join UP Art Studio and Houston City Council Member Larry V. Green, District K, together with Annise Parker, Office of the Mayor | City of Houston, as they unveil the first Mini Mural of the pilot phase to be painted by Anat Ronen.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014