RISK | Metallic Tissue curated by Roger Gastman

October 30 2013 . 12:40am

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Fabien Castanier Gallery invites you to the Opening Reception with the Artist
SATURDAY, NOV 2nd 7-10PM

Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce, “Metallic Tissue,” an exhibition featuring new work by Kelly “RISK” Graval, which will open on November 2 and run through December 15. This exhibition will be curated by graffiti historian, Roger Gastman.

“Metallic Tissue is the DNA of RISK, my thumbprint…”
– RISK

Graffiti writers have always managed to leave their mark, literally on the urban landscape and perhaps more profoundly on the subsequent generation of artists that follow them. And in Los Angeles, no other artist has had such a major impact on the evolution of graffiti than RISK. This historic exhibition signifies RISK’s imprint on society – tracing his influence on Southern California as well as on the worldwide stage.

With a career spanning 30 years, RISK has solidified his place in the history books as a world renowned graffiti legend. For “Metallic Tissue,” the artist will explore his versatility with various mediums and styles. For the past few years he has been painting large outdoor murals in a series called “Beautifully Destroyed,” with pieces that present color fields rather than lettering or imagery. Working with these aesthetics, he pushes the boundaries of traditional graffiti, deconstructing letters into abstract forms. While the majority of his recent work graces the walls of cities around the world, RISK sees the gallery space as a venue with no limits.

He will take advantage of the gallery setting to create an environment unlike anything else. RISK will meld elements from the natural habitat of his studio into the gallery and break the boundaries of the physical paintings themselves. He has constructed canvases from cans he has collected on his artistic journey. These cans represent his DNA as an artist – the development and functioning of RISK as an artist, his “Metallic Tissue.”

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RISKY Business

September 20 2012 . 02:59am


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RISK featured on the cover of Bluecanvas magazine

May 12 2012 . 01:35am

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US VERSUS THEM – OIL & WATER | November 12th, 2011

November 05 2011 . 05:17pm

US VERSUS THEM
in conjunction with
Known Gallery, City Fog Surf, Biltwell, Chop Cult, Lowbrow Customs and Dice Magazine
Present
OIL & WATER

A group show of new works and art.

KNOWN GALLERY
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
310-860-6263

Public opening:
November 12th, 2011 | 8-11pm

Traditionally oil and water do not mix. The surf, hot rod and motorcycle cultures that grew out of Southern California from the 50’s -70’s however, were all connected by the idea of personal freedom and expression- not conforming to the standards of the societies they existed in.  For this show we are bringing together dozens of artists and craftsmen from these respective backgrounds and beyond- from legends to rookies.  Each artist will be provided with a particular canvas: a blank board from City Fog Surfboards, helmets from Biltwell, gas tanks from Lowbrow Customs among other items.

To kick off the event a run is being organized for that day that will end at the gallery on Fairfax.  On hand there will be a live performance by ex-TSOL singer Joe Woods, as well as live installations and pinstriping.

To coincide with the show, Us Versus Them will be creating a pop up shop that will occupy the back room at Known Gallery. In addition to UVT Fall product and accessories, exclusive artist prints and tees based around some of the pieces included in the show will be for sale. PBR is providing beverages, and UVT will also be creating a custom ale brewed specifically for the event.

Find out more at:

OILANDWATERARTSHOW.com
USVERSUSTHEM.com

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Risky X The Wild Ones video

October 04 2010 . 06:41pm

 

 

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