ABOUT THE ARTISTS
- Dal was born in Beijing, China in 1984 and is currently based in Cape Town, South Africa. He studied sculpture at the Institute of Fine Arts. The tactile quality of his three-dimensional work is complimented by the gestural approach and ribbon-like structure of forms in his works on canvas.
- Herakut is the collaboration between Hera and Akut, a duo based in Frankfurt, Germany. Their work, in itself, is a hybrid of two styles. Hera’s traditional art training combined with Akut’s years of graffiti experience results in an intriguing combination of organic line and form.
- Hyuro, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1974, is currently based in Valencia, Spain. She has an art degree from Escuela Nacional Manuel Belgrano in Buenos Aires, and a Master degree from Politecnic University in Valencia. Her black and white imagery is striking in its poetic simplicity yet rich in existential concepts, the work translates gracefully from canvas to mural form.
- Roa is originally from Belgium. His large-scale black and white murals of animals can be found in cities throughout Europe and the US. His gallery work is often painted on multiple panels or objects, echoing the effect and imaginative placement of his images painted on public architecture.
- Sit, born in 1976, lives and works in Amsterdam. In his NOIR series, he examines the troubled relationship between mankind and the animal kingdom through a bold black and white palette. Sensual textures of fur and feathers are rendered in dark brush strokes in contrast with pale, soft skin tones of female nude figures and the rigid bone of animal skulls.
- Vinz was born in 1979 in Valencia, Spain, where he is currently based. He paints animal heads on large-scale photographs of human figures, and applies the work using wheatpaste to city walls. Taking a similar approach to his studio work, the artist collages paper ephemera into a background texture which he prints figures onto, then paints heads and other details in enamel or gouache.
ABOUT WOOSTER COLLECTIVE
Wooster Collective, founded in 2001 by Sara + Marc Schiller, showcases and celebrates ephemeral art placed on streets in cities around the world. The collective’s mission is to discover and document authentic art experiences via salons, lectures, curating gallery shows, and online at: www.woostercollective.com. In 2006, they organized one of the most significant exhibitions of street art ever at an abandoned building in downtown New York. 11 Spring was chosen by The New York Times as one of the top art exhibitions of the year. The Schillers have published many books and in 2010, released Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art with Taschen. They have been featured in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Good Magazine and many others. As a global voice for street art, the Schillers have spoken at the Tate Modern, Design Indaba and The New Museum. Marc is CEO and Founder of Electric Artists, a digital brand strategy and marketing firm. Sara operates their business, Meet at the Apartment, a creative meeting space in lower Manhattan. They live in downtown New York with their daughter, Samantha, and dog, Hudson.