LOS ANGELES, CA.- Subliminal Projects
presents Chuck D: ARTMAGGEDON, a select exhibition of original works in watercolor and ink by iconic artist, author and music legend Chuck D.
Chuck D is a hero and a legend, not just to me but to many people who value the power of his music, his outspoken social and political voice, and his positive influence on culture. Im very excited to announce that our gallery Subliminal Projects will be opening an exhibition of Chucks artwork this January. His artwork provides a unique and vital point of view, and Im always happy to celebrate his dynamic impact on the world. Thanks for the inspiration, Chuck! -Shepard Fairey
Like hip hop, visual art has the power to deliver a message with an explosive force. Shepard has created a space to remind us all that visual art has a voice, a place, an impact on the world we are living in. It insists that you think and makes you feel. Im humbled to have my work hang on the walls of Subliminal Projects. -Chuck D
As frontman and founder of Public Enemy, Chuck D ignited the world with his lyrical focus on social and politically conscious issues and is considered one of the most influential artists in contemporary music today. With his exhibition, Artmageddon, he turns to visual art to convey his powerful perspective on the worlds of pop culture, sports, music, politics and beyond.
In conjunction with the opening of Chuck D: ARTMAGGEDON Shepard Fairey will release a new colorway of his Chuck D print in collaboration with Janette Beckman. Available Saturday, January 12th @ 7PM (PDT) at Subliminal Projects.
As a solo artist and the founder of Public Enemy (which was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013), Chuck D helped pave the way for political, social, and culturally conscious hip-hop. Public Enemys albums remain among the most critically acclaimed works in music today, including It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back and Fear of a Black Planet. He is also a founding member of the supergroup Prophets of Rage, alongside members of Rage Against the Machine and Cypress Hill. His visual artwork is part of the permanent collection at The Smithsonian Institutions National Museum Of African American History And Culture. A graduate of New Yorks Adelphi University with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design, much of his recent artwork is created while on tour, bringing incomparable vitality and depth to each piece.