Inspired by Old School graffiti, today’s urban artists are integrating its visual language into design, illustration, fine arts, and marketing. Moving beyond spray paint and markers on walls and black books, they apply a range of materials and techniques to a variety of surfaces.
Those artists who maintain the streets as their galleries are increasingly using stencils, stickers, logos and posters to address political and social issues or to make personal, often playful, statements. Beyond Graffiti: Fresh Visions from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and New York City is a celebration of this innovative and evolving art form.
Featured artwork from Israel includes Rami Meiri’s photorealistic wall creations, Nir Aharon’s stylish designs on canvas, Leora Cheshin’s intriguing photographs of Jerusalem stencil art, Anne Sassoon’s haunting paintings, Daniel Sieradski’s satirical graphics and Amitai Sandy’s striking illustrations. Among those artists representing New York City are Elliot Bassman, Daniel Greenfeld, Meres (Jonathan Cohen), founder and director of the graffiti mecca, 5 Pointz, Daniel Reyes Mozeson, Michael Ponce, Daya B. Rao and Shlomo Rydzinski.