WALLS & FRAMES . FINE ART FROM THE STREETS​

by Maximiliano Ruiz

Walls & Frames is a cutting-edge collection of recent work by 101 known and emerging artists from around the world bound to the streets in different aspects. These ambitious talents are keeping their connection to the street alive while establishing themselves in the art market with work in traditional formats such as painting, sculpture, installation, and prints. The book shows how artists, who work with limited time and a small selection of tools on the street, are developing other styles, concepts, and techniques in the studio that are, in turn, influencing the direction of contemporary art.

Street art has firmly established itself as a facet and attitude in the landscape of contemporary art. Today, young artists are going beyond their work on the streets to present their innovative styles in galleries. They are aspiring to follow in the footsteps of stars of the scene such as Shepard Fairey, Faile, and Os Gêmeos, who have already exhibited their work in renowned museums including the Tate Modern and Fondation Cartier.

Walls & Frames documents the work of this next generation of street artists. The book presents the evolution of these ambitious talents, who are keeping their connection to the street alive while establishing themselves in the art market with work in traditional formats such as painting, sculpture, installation, and prints. It shows how artists who work with limited time and a small selection of tools on the street are developing other styles, concepts, and techniques in the studio that are, in turn, influencing the direction of contemporary art.

Interviews with the artists and other insiders as well as an insightful text by the curator Maximiliano Ruiz illuminate the context, working methods, and perspectives involved in this inspiring scene. Walls & Frames takes a detailed and authentic look at the intersection of young street art and contemporary art. Its fresh outlook appeals to those familiar with these developments and new to the scene as well as to a wide range of artists, collectors, gallerists, journalists, and designers.

The book presents current work by artists from around the world including AJ Fosik, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, Alexone, Amose, Andrew McAttee, Anthony Lister, Axel Void, Ben Frost, Blek le Rat, Bom-K, Boris Hoppek, Calma, Conor Harrington, Dan Witz, Dave Kinsey, Dixon, Docteur Gecko, Doze Green, Dran, Eelus, Eine, Elbow Toe, Evol, Fefe Talavera, Gaia, George Morton, Herakut, Herbert Baglione, Interesni Kazki, Jay-Bo, Jeremy Fish, Joram Roukes, Jorge Rodr’guez-Gerada, JR, Judith Supine, Kevin Cyr, L’Atlas, Logan Hicks, Mark Jenkins, M-City, Mac, Maya Hayuk, Meggs, Miss Bugs, Miss Van, Mr. Jago, Nicholas Di Genova, Nunca, Okuda, Other, Paul Insect, Pedro Matos, Pose, Remed, Remi-Roughe, Ripo, San, Sowat, Sten & Lex, Tilt, Vhils, Vitché, Wendell McShine, Will Barras, and Zosen.

Walls & Frames launch parties were hosted at Pictures on Walls London on December 8th and Gestalten Space Berlin on December 15th. For the occasion each launch party showcased a limited edition of original hand-finished book sleeves made by Walls & Frames featured artists.

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Published by Gestalten, Germany.

24 X 26 cm .
272 Pages .
Hard Cover .

European Release: September 2011.
International Release: October 2011

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