Tuesday, December 8, 2009
British graffiti artist, Xenz, known as the 'Monet of Graffiti' has released a new collection of original works on canvas, paper, and discarded objects found on streets of London.
Xenz - Blue Butterflies
Xenz - Orioles
Xenz - Tray
Xenz - Weekend Box
London (December 4, 2009) - Famed for his beautiful landscapes depicting the natural world, British spray can artist, Xenz is back with a new body of work, which goes on sale today. Adding to his stunning portfolio, this is a collection of original works on canvas, paper, and discarded objects found on streets of London.
Known as the 'Monet of graffiti', Xenz demonstrates an almost eidetic ability, so extraordinary is the cohesion between his mind, memory and spray can. His innovations in the study of aerosol art allow this influential artist to walk up to a wall or canvas and paint an epic landscape from his imagination. Combining futuristic fantasy with strong architectural and soft natural dreamscapes, the graffiti scion uses the spray can to capture fragments of memory and ever-changing subject matter, often drawn from the natural world.
Of the forthcoming collection, Xenz says: "One day, I was painting on a rooftop and noticed a Grey Wagtail skipping around some dog dirt. I stopped painting and watched this agile bird happily catching the flies. I loved it. So I began a body of work inspired by birds that catch flies: Flycatchers, Bee-eaters and the like. I have painted butterflies on my graffiti for over a decade, so much so that they have become somewhat of an icon of my style. I love the way their wings add colour to the grey environment in which I paint. But I also want to move away from this concept, so I have introduced some Flycatchers to cull some of these ethereal insects. Don't worry, they will return.
If I can create awareness of the natural world through this urban art form known as graffiti then I'm happy. I donate a percentage of money made from my bird paintings to the RSPB. It's not all about darkness and anger; sometimes it's nice to be nice, and besides, graffiti originates from caves as well as subways."
The new works will be released for sale on Friday, December 4, 2009. To view/buy work from this collection, please contact Stephen at sales [@] xenz.org or telephone + 44 (020) 7096 5098. www.xenz.org
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