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Reading the Streets: Fine Art in the Street
|Written by KELSEY SAVAGE, Auction Central News International|
|Monday, 28 January 2013 15:54|
NEW YORK – Street artist Kosbe’s work is the current featured display on the Project Space. The outdoor panels, owned by Woodward Gallery, highlight street artists and offer them a legal space to work.
Kosbe, a self-taught artist, has made the most of the opportunity – stretching outside the stickers and sketches seen plastering New York and Brooklyn and demonstrating pieces rich with depth and a frenzy of color and energy. Not that his more hasty street art doesn’t reflect Kosbe’s years of experience at the practice, honed during his youth in Chicago, or lack originality and vitality.
His works are often character-driven and comic-book influenced, adding a unique bright aesthetic to the places they appear.
Kosbe has become more devoted to his oil painting and fine art over the years, but cites graffiti as the way he has developed his pieces. The panels at Project Space merge the two tracks. Close up, they reveal faces and bodies of figures often looking tortured and pained underneath streaks of colors. The effect, as if portraying humans existing underneath colorful chaos is not unlike the environment of the Lower East Side. Kosbe’s Borrowed Time will remain through February.
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|Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 11:54|