GR Gallery is pleased to present “Super Matter”, a cutting edge solo show featuring the urban art collaborative duo ASVP revealing for the first time a completely new body of artworks. The show will unveil 18 fresh artworks including paintings, prints and site specific installation, expressly designed for this event and manufactured to throw the viewer into a mesmerizing cosmos defined by bright colors and bit and pieces of recognizable icons inserted in a mysterious context that stimulate its curiosity.
Opening reception:Wednesday July 256:00pm - 9:00pm(Exhibition Dates: July 25 – August 192018) Members of the press can contact GR Galleryin advance to schedule a private viewing and/or an interview. The artists will be attending the opening night.
GR Gallery, 255 Bowery (between Houston & Stanton) New York, NY 10002.
“SUPER MATTER” aims to investigate and present for the first time the latest artistic output of this, internationally known and brilliant artistic duo, who is not only caracterized by a strong Urban Art and New Pop Culture influence, but are also deeply connected through a witty and cutting edged visual aesthetic. Through the invention of odd and intriguing characters, that by now become popular icons of the contemporary urban imagery, and the use of colorful and distinguished shapes, they are creating a stylish visionary world as a medium to depict today’s society, bringing to the next level the concept of Street Culture. Marshall’s alter ego is the Space Monkey,a character through which he expresses his emotions and ideas, interpreting his concept of a human being lost in a growing sea of technology and convenience. While Buff’s delivers his vision of the world throughcaptivating,typographic and apparently happy characters living in bubbly landscapes, which delights us with their playful imagination and creative energy.
The artists have known each other for long time and reciprocally appreciated each other’s creations but they never had the chance to exhibit together until now. For their first collaborative show they chose NYC and, more specifically, the Bowery, an iconic spot for exploring the boundaries of Street Art and to get engaged in a conversation that leads to the creation of a new urban spirit.
For this groovy new project, they are preparing an astonishing design planning, uncovering an unanticipated visual layout that will reinvent completely the art gallery space and will strongly disorient and surprise the viewer, hurling him into a funky and profound dimension.
“Spaced Out” will start its exhibition itinerary by displaying couple of unavoidable models of Buff Monster’s and Dalek’s supreme creations, to quickly move towards a new and more unusual body of artworks, appositely conceived to match each other’s style and the slant of the show.
In addition to the reported plan, the artists will work in symbiosis to produce a collaborative mural on the walls inside GR gallery, manufactured in association specifically for this event.
ASVP is a Brooklyn-based artistic collaboration between Simon Grendene and Victor Anselmi, founded in 2008. They are best known for creating graphic images with nods to advertising, pop and comic book culture, juxtaposed with layers of organic abstraction. A combination of painting and print making remain central to their approach.
The duo creates paintings, murals and silk-screen posters containing a mixture of bold typographic elements and bright colours. ASVP’s artwork has been featured internationally in auction houses and galleries including; Doyle New York’s Annual Contemporary Sale, Digard Paris, Art Basel Festival in Switzerland & Miami, and Dallas Contemporary among others. ASVP also frequently collaborate with major brands such as Spotify which commissioned them to create 25 large-scale murals throughout the organization’s 97,000 sq. ft. New York City headquarters.
They have also collaborated with the legendary French fashion label, Agnès b., to create a limited collection of garments which sold out internationally. The team has also worked with Nike, Spike TV, Fabergé, Qualcomm, Gibson USA, and VH1. Recent large-scale works and interior installations include the Columbia College’s Wabash Arts Corridor in Chicago, The City of Basel Switzerland and the William Vale Hotel in Brooklyn, New York.