VEW Solo Show

26 Aug 2016

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Con Artist Collective

New York
New York, United States


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  • JMZF trains at Essex/Delancey

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Vew is a NYC born and raised self taught artist and well known graffiti writer. Since 2010 he has spray painted New York City's multifaceted landscape and subway trains. Vew has been published in the New York Post and Complex Magazine for his graffiti and political/social messages.


This series was inspired by the artist's conflict of growing as a person and still wanting to paint illegal graffiti. Vew would contemplate if it really is worth losing it all for painting on a surface that's temporary... which brings about challenges of things such as having legal battles for something that no longer exists. He would continuously bump into childhood friends that would ask him, "Why are you still doing graffiti? Are you a child? That's not art!" These comments bothered Vew because he was faced with a battle between what he loves and what's acceptable in society. This was an ultimatum that Vew never thought he would question: To trade his new reality for the unsustainable temporary high of graffiti.

To cope with that realization he experimented with his graffiti bubble letters and broke them apart into different shapes and colors and developed work that became this new series.

"I was sad and happy. Lost, but also found. I just wanted to have fun. I wanted to hide under the covers and be a child again. This series fulfilled my need to get away from adulthood without taking the risks I normally would to escape it" - Vew, regarding his solo show series, 2016.


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