After a decade of traveling the globe, taking in New York, Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong, the Gambia and many points in between, SheOne brings his signature bold expressive strokes and highly personalised abstract over-spray to Art-el Gallery in Bristol.
Opening at 6pm on the 26th October and entitled ‘Blackatelier’, the exhibition will feature a collection of brand new works and installation pieces created whilst in residency at the gallery. The work reflects on his expansive history of mark making that is deep rooted in the era of New York subway graffiti.
I discovered graffiti as a fully formed art culture, I took the idea of spray-painting a name and have been abstracting that concept ever since.
The new works are the latest entries in an aesthetic journal, information mapped out in a stylised argot, gathered from the immediacy of site specific painting in the abandoned edges and questioning the transient nature of public art.
In graffiti you have to be prepared to walk away from your works. It is a one shot deal, whether it’s a rooftop in the Bronx or an abandoned farmhouse on a Sardinian hillside, you will never personally see the work again. What is important is committing to a moment and the experience of making the works.
This latest show captures fragments of these journeys, externalised private moments, experience translated into permenance.
Blackatelier is wherever I am working, an ambient studio where internal impulses can be realised, a sloganised output made physical with spraypaint.
Please come and join us for what will be Art-el’s final exhibition of 2012. It’s been a great year and we’ve hosted some amazing show’s with some super talented artists, including Mark Lyken, Ermsone and Pinky. The remaining work from these shows can still be purchased through the Art-el website.
The show runs until the 17th November – normal Art-el gallery opening times apply.