The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, April 24, 2014


Exhibition featuring new work by Kelly "RISK" Graval opens at Fabien Castanier Gallery
Kelly "RISK" Graval in his studio. Photo: Birdman.
LOS ANGELES, CA.- Fabien Castanier Gallery announces, Metallic Tissue, an exhibition featuring new work by Kelly “RISK” Graval, which opened on November 2 and runs through December 15. This exhibition has been 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. He has come a long way since he pioneered the painting of freeway overpasses, signs and billboards, dubbed “heavens.” Although RISK loves aerosol art, he sees it as merely just one genre in his life’s work. He has transformed from a street artist to a rising star in the contemproary art world.

For “Metallic Tissue,” the artist explores 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 takes advantage of the gallery setting to create an environment unlike anything else. RISK melds 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.”

Roger Gastman began writing graffiti as a teenager in Bethesda, Maryland. Since then, he has founded and published the pop culture magazines While You Were Sleeping and Swindle, with Shepard Fairey, and authored a dozen graffiti art books including The History of American Graffiti (with Caleb Neelon; Harper Collins, 2011). In 2011, he curated, with Jeffrey Deitch and Aaron Rose, the exhibition Art in the Streets at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Gastman’s film production credits include Banksy’s Exit Through the Gift Shop, and the graffiti documentary Wall Writers, and he is currently directing a documentary for Sanrio/Hello Kitty on the history of the brand and its fans.



Today's News

November 4, 2013

Leopardman vs good missionary: Belgium revamps its Museum for Central Africa

Mystery shrouds discovery of art trove stolen by Nazis; shock find reported by news weekly Focus

LACMA's third Art+Film Gala honors Martin Scorsese and David Hockney and raises over $4 million

Leading Brazilian and Mexican artists highlight Christie's Fall Latin American Evening Sale

Metropolitan Museum and SFMOMA jointly acquire major William Kentridge installation

First U.S. exhibition in half a century for César goes on view in New York City

LACMA presents first United States presentation of David Hockney's new video work

Exhibition of recent work by the German artist Reinhard Mucha opens at Luhring Augustine

Note revealing Churchill fears of French war sold by International Autographs Auction in London

Rijksmuseum launches Rijksstudio Award for its innovative digital application

Frick's Center for the History of Collecting names Jennifer Farrell winner of book prize

Artist Michelle Grabner's first comprehensive solo show opens at MOCA Cleveland

Exhibition of Guy Bourdin's work opens at House of Photography at Deichtorhallen Hamburg

"Robert Burley: The Disappearance of Darkness" on view at the National Gallery of Canada

Major exhibition of the work of Victor Burgin opens at Ambika P3

Jailed Pussy Riot punk incommunicado for nearly two weeks: husband

Street art takes on street waste in Libreville

National Museum of Australia acquires the oldest intact Melbourne Cup

Joel Otterson's second solo exhibition at Maloney Fine Art opens in Los Angeles

Exhibition featuring new work by Kelly "RISK" Graval opens at Fabien Castanier Gallery

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Newly discovered Imperial Fabergé Easter egg: A critical note from a Fabergé collector

2.- Tate opens most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to Matisse's paper cut-outs

3.- First North American survey of the work of Ai Weiwei opens at Brooklyn Museum

4.- The importance of sky studies in landscape art is the subject of the first exhibition in a new Morgan series

5.- Beautiful Bentleys and a 'Rambo Lambo' amongst highlights for sale at Bonhams

6.- Retrospective is the first to encompass Sigmar Polke's works across all mediums

7.- Exhibition presents 100 top-class masterpieces from the collection of the Albertina

8.- Lost treasure found after almost 100 years: Wartski exhibits missing Fabergé egg

9.- Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles acquires a rare 16th century "Book of Friends"

10.- Exhibition of masterpieces from the Austrian Habsburg dynasty brings imperial splendor to the U.S.



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site