Well versed in typography and with a keen sense of colour, form, and line, TRAV pays homage to the tradition of commercial sign painting. Over the past ten years, the artist, who is now settled in Los Angeles, has developed a unique aesthetic inspired by a prior generation of graffers. TRAV infuses vibrant, eye-catching colours into a more traditional art form. Layers upon layers of carefully placed and painstakingly painted letters comprise his newest body of work. With his innovative artistic direction and ever-evolving style, TRAV took to the galleries, making his debut at The Seventh Letter Gallery in Los Angeles, California.
On their travels across the North American continent, the Wolfbat tribe has made it’s way into the city of Shreveport. Several of the Wolfbat shamans, when entering the city, felt the residual presence of ancient gods. The greek god Pan, who was the god of rustic music, had been in the area drumming up the musical talents from blues musicians such as Leadbelly and later performers from the Louisiana Hayride. The Hindu goddess Rati had also been through Shreveport conjuring up human pleasures through Annie McCune and her notorious red light district. The ferryman, Charon had been shuttling these notable characters from the river Styx into the Red River through a dimensional rift that had opened many centuries ago where the Artspace on Texas St. now stands.
The walls of Artspace will be filled with carvings in honor of these Shreveport icons ands the gods who inspired them. The Wolfbat tribe will also be constructing a dimensional rift riding Riverboat that will open the Red River from a porthole in Artspace allowing the river to flow into the gallery and shower the space with the energy of these gods and icons.