JASON REVOK, ORDINARY THINGS
October 29, 2012 (Arrested Motion)
This Friday, Jason REVOK will be premiering a new show in Detroit at the Library Street Collective. With Ordinary Things, the graffiti titan makes his solo premiere in his adoptive city since moving from his home base of Los Angeles. This fresh body of work consists of REVOK taking his intricate paint’em & break’em style to another level. Each piece utilizes numerous fragments of “locally sourced” urban material from the Motor City and challenges his already impressive diamond motifs (seen City of Fire & Known Gallery earlier this year) with increasingly complicated geometric designs.
REVOK will be attendance for the Friday opening reception from 8-10 pm, so if you’re in the East Michigan area, make sure you check this out. Here’s an exclusive look at the show as he was working to set it up this past week.
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Entirely self-taught, Jason REVOK is known for pushing creative and legislative boundaries that began in the street. Murals and assemblages of urban decay have evolved as the artist has moved from alley to studio; arguably, he has done more to bring spray paint to minimalist art than any before. He relies on self-made tools for a number of processes that have consumed him like no other: “I’ve never been so committed to an idea,” he says, “and I feel like there are infinite possibilities”. One such invention is an apparatus that holds 8 cans of paint and allows them to spray simultaneously, marking a system of lines that move in synergy for an imperfect pattern that could never be created by hand. The artist introduces gestural glitches in latex and spray that disrupt the type of exacting patterns seen at the height of 60s minimalism, reminding us that there is always a human being behind the work.
Sara Nickleson | Library Street Collective | email@example.com