Gordon Stevenson AKA Baron Von Fancy is a multimedia artist from New York. He earned his Bachelor in Fine Arts from Bard College in 2006. Baron Von Fancy applies his distinctive style to multiple tangible items like sponges, doormats, socks, backpacks, lighters, bow ties, handbags, cell phone cases, and shirts.Von Fancy’s work spans the spectrum in some instances from light-hearted to profound, or in other instances, from playful to crude. A hallmark of Baron Von Fancy’s signature style is a handwritten phrase or statement in dark black letters. In some cases, the lettering is accented with bright colors, particularly green, pink, and yellow. Von Fancy has collaborated with fashion, apparel and sportswear brands. This past winter Vans launched a collections of sneakers featuring Baron Von Fancy’s designs.
Eelco “Virus” Van den Berg is a multidisciplinary artist hailing from the Netherlands. Having attained worldwide popularity, he has been enlisted to portray his beautiful art in Brooklyn time and time again. His distinctive style draws inspiration from “the hip hop virus”, as he calls it, which refers primarily to the emergence of graffiti. His style evokes the folkloric and the graffuturist and 3-D modeling all in one – this illustrator, painter, graffitist is certainly making an impression with his aerosol work.
Elle is a female graffiti and street artist based in Brooklyn, noteworthy for her use of diverse mediums and tools on the street including but not limited to; fire extinguishers, rollers, aeresol, markers, acrylic and silkscreens to create a variety of tags, fills, murals, wheatpastes, sculptures, and bus shelter AD replacements. She has scaled and painted billboards along the Brooklyn Queens Expressway freeway, installed a piece in the Urban Nation Museum in Berlin, and had a 200 foot video projection on the facade of the New Museum in New York. In Spring 2014 she had a collaborative exhibition with renowned photographer Martha Cooper.
Seb Gorey was born in 1976 in Paris, France. Today, he is based in New York City working as an artist and designer focusing on overcoming the decay of our civilization. His work portrays the ingeniosity and versatility of human made recycling, englobing the end of industrial production and the revenge of nature. The main aspect of his production is the idea of stacking and colliding disparate elements to form unity. The traditional stylistic, rather figurative, approach depicts a post apocalyptic environment influenced by street culture in which the humans have survived.
Born in West London, JGoldcrown is a self-taught artist/photographer now based in New York. In 2007 JGoldcrown moved to New York and re-entered the fashion world. He began incorporating mixed media into his photography influenced by his previous days as a street artist in the early 90’s. In 2014 JGoldcrown started a workshop called The Shed Project which allowed people to interact in his studio space. In 2015 he had his first show at Miami Basel where his work sold out in 2 hours. JGoldcrown is now known internationally for his Bleeding Hearts/Lovewall murals that can be seen around New York, Austin & L.A. The Lovewall has led him to work with brands and companies such as, Toms, Island Records, Universal, MTV, Vogue, Bandier, Rimowa Luggage, Lifestyle LA, Armani and more. His work is also sold all over the world privately.
Jules Muck, the English graffiti and mural artist, launched her career painting graffiti in Europe and Greece. Muck was living and working in Manhattan in 1999 when Lady Pink found her painting a rooftop illegally and offered an apprenticeship. Pink’s tutelage proved transformative, allowing Muck to achieve success through painting murals and private commissions. In 2008, Muck drove across the country to California, eventually running out of gas in Venice, California, where she lived in her car and painted on the streets before becoming financially solvent. She is best known for her murals and graffiti work around Venice, often emphasizing use of the color green.In addition to murals in the Hotel Casa del Mar and other local businesses, her work has been exhibited in various local galleries, including LAB ART Los Angeles and the Pacific Design Center.
Misha Tyutyunik AKA MDot is a Ukrainian born, prolific painter, muralist, street artist, and illustrator, living and working out of Brooklyn, New York. A graduate of Pratt Institute, he has been making art his whole life and is slowly but surely taking over the New York City art scene. His murals grace walls throughout New York’s five boroughs, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Miami, and Mexico and his paintings and illustration have been sold all over the world. MDot has worked with and been commissioned by many well-established brands to create public artwork, illustrations, and live paintings. He is currently working on personal projects at his studio in Brooklyn and facilitating Mural Projects.
Born in Brooklyn and raised in the Bronx, Edwin “PHADE” Sacasa, also popularly known as “Shirt King Phade,” said he “officially” started painting trains in 1977. He recalled how he first wrote “PHASE 3” in homage to graffiti pioneer and style master PHASE 2, but was rebuffed by his peers at the High School of Art and Design, an iconic institution attended by some of NYC’s most legendary graffiti writers. He switched up one letter and came up with P-H-A-D-E. Like most writers, he practiced his craft on the insides of subway cars. Once his handstyle was proficient, PHADE started hitting the outsides as well. During the early 80s, PHADE discovered airbrushing. It was very much like using spray paint, but he could get even more detailed. He started applying the skills he learned from subway graffiti, and applied them to hoodies and tees instead; a trade which eventually landed him, and his two partners, a custom wears shop in Queens as well as customers ranging from LL Cool J, to Jam Master Jay who would come to enjoy the highly personalized gear.
Snoeman is a New York City-based graffiti writer, visual artist and a member of the Smart Crew collective. Always influenced by classic East Coast graffiti, Snoeman began using spray paint in 2000 and has become known for his gritty aesthetic and raw depictions of quintessential New York people, places and scenes. In addition to traditional graffiti, he works in a wide range of mediums with a specialization in large-scale aerosol murals and pen and ink illustration. His work can be seen in multiple cities throughout North America and Canada, as well as Western Europe, Southern Africa and the West Indies.
Born and raised in Queens, NY, Stae2 has emerged as a leading aerosol artist known for his stylized lettering and versatility. His informal apprenticeship in the 1990s with classic New York City graffiti artists helped develop his lettering, aerosol paint techniques and desire to discover various surfaces to apply his work. His graphic design background has helped refine and bring his work together without losing its street edge. Stae2’s work can be seen across much of the United States, and his work has also sent him abroad to Greece, Ireland, Canada, Spain, Mexico and Tahiti to leave his signature mark. Stae2’s aerosol work has been published and featured in The Graffiti Exchange, Broken Windows NY, Graffiti NY and Graffiti Burners. His artwork has been commissioned by Sprite, Yoo-Hoo, Google, GE, Vornado Properties and Kraft Foods to name a few.
Yok and Sheryo are a Brooklyn based street art duo, that have had exhibitions and painted murals all around the world. Originating in Singapore, Sheryo has been a visual artist since 2005. Her style often references pulp illustrations and skateboard graphics. She works across mediums,from 2D paintings to 3D sculptures, installations and moving images. While Yok an Australian born Street artist cites Ren and Stimpy cartoons as an early influence in his style. The Yok has been invited to many street art festivals around the world, most notable Miami Art Basel 2014 and 2015. In collaboration with Sheryo the Duo has had 2 successful shows at Krause Gallery, New York.
Originally from Houston, Texas, VIZIE began pursuing art at an early age, quickly becoming focused primarily on graffiti. Along with his brother NEKST, VIZIE helped the Houston graffiti scene to come to prominence during the 90’s. Beyond Texas, his inspired and innovative work in both the arts and graffiti has taken him to many U.S. and international cities. He made his mark with long stops in cities like Kansas City, San Francisco, Oakland and Chicago, and eventually landed in New York where he has lived and worked for the past 9 years.
In addition to his graffiti career, VIZIE explored a fine art practice. Through printmaking, photography, computer illustration and painting, he honed his skills in both the conceptual and the practical application of his work. His vision has found its expression in a wide range of projects from zines, to large-scale museum pieces, as well as commercial work.
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