The latest exhibition from upstart Crown Heights gallery, Julia Seabrook Gallery is a joyous celebration of artwork from a diverse assemblage of Contemporary artists. Artists featured in this vibrant exhibit represent the various media and genres currently thriving within Contemporary Art.
JSG follows the success of its inaugural two shows – the all-woman Miss Universe and Boy Meets World, featuring outsider artist Chip Haggerty – with a line-up that features a raft of able street artists and others whose work simply cannot stand still.
There is urgent work from local Brooklyn artists, but also new and engaging pieces from artists from Atlanta, Madrid, San Diego, and elsewhere. The works express motion, agility, friction, humor and realism, tied together by their use of bright colors to gather focus and evoke emotions: whether it’s the expression on the face of a young woman rendered in cartoon realism, a neoimpressionist take on a bloodied boxer, or the angelic longing of a young man seated in the clouds.
Visit our Artsy page to view available works and to purchase directly online
CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR ARTSY PAGE AND PURCHASE ONLINE
If you would like to purchase artwork via wire transfer, Zelle or any other payment method, please contact the gallery directly Email – email@example.com Phone – 347-299-5598
INFORMATION ON FEATURED ARTISTS
Conlan expresses his fascination with America’s rolling stock canvases through photorealistic paintings on canvas and similarly true-to-life depictions of graffiti art on G scale Trains. He has brought freight train art to the Smithsonian Institution, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and, most recently, to prestigious museums in LA, New York and London as part of the traveling Beyond the Street graffiti/street art exhibition.
Aboli, an award-winning Spanish filmmaker and photographer, seeks to incorporate surrealism and abstract expressionism into his photos as a means of weaving together reality and fiction. Influenced by the work of Picasso and Dalí, Áboli earned arts degrees from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria
Elektra KB is a Latin American artist from Colombia who works with fiber and textiles, video, technology and photography. Their art centers on themes ofillness and disability, migration, healing rituals, networks of care, gender violence and dynamics of abuse of power from a global south decolonial perspective.
Angelo is an Atlanta-based painter who also works in film and fashion. He calls himself a creator who Gratitude, it’s always appreciated when someone likes what I put into the world. To get familiar with me I’d say I’m a creator. “As of late art has been my current focus. Film and fashion are love languages to me. So what I do is a compilation of what makes me happy,” he said.
Colin Christian, a British artist who moved to the US in1993, creates larger-than-life-like fiberglass figures using silicone to create a unique “cartoon realism’ effect. His focus has remained with the female form and face, finding inspiration in old sci-fi movies, pinup girls and supermodels, anime, ambient electronic music and H.P. Lovecraft.
Onnissia (oh nee see yuh) is a visual artist of guiltless sexual expression exploring sexuality and intimacy through vivid and spirited paintings. Her strongly styled silhouettes depict women and queer people declaring their sexuality and celebrating the power of their vulnerability.
San Diego based artist, Christopher Konecki is a self-taught painter and sculptor who is known for work ranging from huge aerosol murals to tiny miniature sculptures. His work is socially conscious, generally irreverent, and focused on subjects that are both serious and absurd. He unapologetically mixes elements of nature with harsh urban landscapes and elements of street art and graffiti, symbolizing the ongoing struggle between the harmonious coexistence of these competing forces.
Naderson Saint-Pierre is an Orlando-based painter who seeks to provoke thought and conversation that transforms the way that the viewer truly sees the world and their place in society. Operating without a traditional guide, Saint- Pierre is a self taught artist who consistently explores new skills, genres and ideas.
Porkchop is a mulit-disciplinary artist from New Jersey known for his murals, mixed media art and sculpture. He often imbues vintage images with darker and more contemporary elements. He has exhibited extensively in the United States and Europe and is published in “The Greatest Erotic Art of Today” Volume 2, “Eye Candy” and “I Want your Skull.”
Swoon is an American contemporary artist who works with printmaking, sculpture, and stop-motion animation to create immersive installations, community-based projects and public artworks. She is best known as one of the first women street artists to gain international recognition. Her work centers the transformative capacity of art as a catalyst for healing within communities experiencing crisis.
Invader is an anonymous French street artist. He is known for his ceramic tile mosaics modeled on the pixelated art of 1970s–1980s 8 bit video games, many of which depict the titular aliens from the arcade games Space Invader, Pac-Man and Super Mario Bros. (the inspirations for his pseudonym). As of December 2020, his creations can be seen in highly-visible locations in 79 cities in 20 countries. To accompany his citywide installations, or “Invasions”, Invader publishes books and maps as guides to the locations of his mosaics.
Karim Hamid’s paintings function as a psychic response to an unconvincing onslaught of media superficiality and the pervasive objectification of the female form in art history. The goal of his paintings is to distort and exaggerate this emphasis on an idealized form. In his paintings he is focused mostly on the psychic condition of the person observed, something not readily available to the conditioned eye. In his portraits, or anonymous found imagery, he expects the same thing – to find something broader in the meaning and composure.
Kevin Johnson is a Colorado-based painter, concept artist, graphic designer, sculptor, and animator known for his striking employment of vibrant colors and depictions of everyday people progressing, evolving through life. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Johnson pulls his images from childhood memories, life experiences, and his active imagination, with friends and family inspiring several works
Shepard Fairey is an American graphic artist and social activist who is part of the Street Art movement. Fairey blurs the boundary between traditional and commercial art through type and image, communicating his brand of social critique via prints, murals, stickers, and posters in public.
Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based street artist, political activist and film director whose real name and identity remain unconfirmed and the subject of speculation. Active since the 1990s, his satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humor with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique . His works of political and social commentary have appeared on streets, walls and bridges throughout the world
KAWS is an American artist and designer. His work includes repeated use of a cast of figurative characters and motifs, some dating back to the beginning of his career in the 1990s, initially painted in 2D and later realized in 3D. Some of his characters are his own creations while others are reworked versions of existing icons.
George Spencer was born and raised in New York in 1965. Living in New York City, after his parents divorced, he had to travel backing and forth between SoHo and the Upper East Side. Riding the 6-trainintroduced Spencer to the world of graffiti which he entered under the name/tag “MIZER”. At the 13 years old, trains became the ideal host to Spencer’s tags. Motion tagging, or the art of graffiti executed on the interiors of trains while they’re in motion, became his premier style up until the early 80′s. Spencer attended the School of the Visual Arts 1984-86 which he left early. He moved to the East Village, a decision that led to the start of his Boxing Series