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Ike2014-10-25

Outdoor Project

Outdoor Project

This huge room is first of all a homage to the movement that has found its place through art. The entire room is the result of an artistic encounter between the three artists that have been on the Roman and International scene for some time: Brus, Hoek and Ike.
Several writers go into warehouses and abandoned buildings to use them as dusty canvases. This a completely spontaneous practice, thus not attached to a specific cultural or curatorial project and has been the starting point for this artistic encounter. There is no intention to create a museum-like artwork, it is more of a wish to highlight the weight that this movement has on shaping the streets of our city.
The strength of the gesture, the exactness of the traits and the strong impact of the colors have completely invaded the space. Brus's research into handwriting and his excellent ability to play with architectural elements of the wall, divided in two colored bands, is only spatially opposed to the wall by Hoek and Ike; a perfect union and communication between the puppets drawn by the former and the color-shifting almost abstract shapes of the latter.
The white of the floors shouldn't be seen as an insurmountable boundary, but rather it should be seen as an invite for the spectator to enter and walk the entire room, to approach the work gently and tactfully pick on the different artistic styles, gestures and impulses.

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  • Title: Untitled
  • Creator: Ike
  • Date Created: 2014-10-25
  • Location Created: Rome
  • Bio: Ike was born in Rome in the great 80's. In 1995 he got in touch with the hip hop environment and he got deeply fascinated. In 1996, for the first time in his life, he holds a spray can, and that moment changed his life, adding a different taste and thousands of shades. Today, besides graffitis, he tries to recreate in his works, the experience and the feelings of his traveling, to communicate with the public.

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