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“We are pushing art forward and inspiring the youth to do bigger and better things to continue the movement. We have a large amount of power and it is one of the most exciting parts about being an artist today.”-PaperMonster
“I have never made any paintings because I want to make anyone happy or because I need to fit into a specific category or follow rules. I make stencil art portraits of women because I want to share that beauty, strength and mystery of women. No rules or level of rejection could get me to stop what I do”-PaperMonster
August 14th 2009
8537 Greenwood Ave. N,
Suite 1,Studio D
Seattle, WA 98103
FormatMag.com (Here) just released their new issue containing interviews from PaperMonster, James Jarvis, Brixton, Laurel Nakadate, CreateBuildDestroy, Rehab Chicago, Tittsworth and Jeff Chang. Paper Monster’s interview has some great questions about the current state of street and stencil art as well as what drives and motivates PaperMonster. You can check out some screen grabs from the interview below as well as portions of the interview. For the entire interview visit:
For More Visit: http://www.formatmag.com/art/paper-monster/
Format: Do you feel that having so called ’street art’ in galleries is making it more accessible or less accessible to its intended audience?
PaperMonster: This is really the “million dollar” question. As artists we are not just a product of what we create but we have risen to the level at which we are simply and only through our audience. The public can either make or break who we are. Through buying our work they fund us to progress and grow to different projects. Our audience moves our name and images across countries to a level that we could never do alone. Blek once told me that work in the street versus a gallery is as simple as having one hundred thousand people see your work in one day versus one hundred people viewing your work in a gallery. In both arenas you are touching people in different ways.
Reach The Beach Mural by PaperMonster
Massive wall. These eyes you can see from blocks away through the windows of the gallery.
Collaborative piece with Paper Monster and Steven Sultan.
Via Sarah Potter
—–On Saturday September 13, Art Camp the opening of “Last Stop,” an installation of work by stencil artist, PaperMonster and photographer, Steven Sultan. The event is sponsored by CryBaby Art Gallery and will be held at Art Camp on the Asbury Park Boardwalk at 1000 Ocean Ave.
The artists joined forces to create an art installation full of vivid colors, texture, and beauty. PaperMonster’s stencil artwork combines various forms of collage to bring texture and depth to his pieces which focus on emotional snapshots and facial expressions of women. Steven Sultan’s photography captures and dives deeper into the texture which is created within street and subway advertisements as people take an active role in its urban decay. Together, they will take on an “subway station/platform” inspired theme which will bring together street art techniques to create an urban aesthetic packed with emotions of adventure, love and mystery.
The artists opened the doors to their live installation on Saturday, September 6th and invited the public and specifically, local street artists to participate in the event. The grand unveiling of the entire installation on Saturday, September 13th with music and entertainment.
Please join us in Asbury Park for this unique and remarkable event. It will begin at 9p.m. at 1000 Ocean Ave Asbury Park NJ 07712. There is a suggested donation of $10. For more photos of the artists’ work, please visit http://www.papermonster.org and http://www.myspace.com/stevensultanm
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