White Walls Presents:
In One Hand a Ghost, the Other an Atom A Solo Show by New2
White Walls is pleased to present In One Hand a Ghost, the Other an Atom a solo show featuring new works from Australian artist New2. The exhibition will feature between 16 and 24 pieces large-scale works made entirely from paper.
The opening reception will be Saturday, December 15th from 6-9 PM, and is free and open to the public for viewing through January 5th, 2013.
All the works of New2 are hand-cut layered paper
collages, crafted with even more detailed than the work New2 debuted in 941 Geary’s
showcase of the top contemporary Australian artists, Young and Free. With 28 years of
writing on trains and in the street, New2’s mastery is evident, with some pieces
displaying the artist’s more traditional lettering, while others break off into progressive
new forms. Paper is not a medium one normally associates with graffiti. New2’s
meticulously-layered collages push our standard conception of the art form. The bold
compositions take on a different shape depending on the angle they’re seen from, and the unexpected dips and valleys in the lightweight material creates a striking juxtaposition.
New2 began painting in Melbourne Australia in the early 1980s. He is a founding
member of the Da Mad Artists (DMA) crew who were prominent figures in the Australian
train writing movement. He was part of the first generation of writers and street artists to
gain recognition outside of Australia. New2 is still writing on walls and also investigating
other areas of his creative field, utilizing paper collage, ceramic versions of his lettering,
and wooden sculptures. He has exhibited in both group and solo shows in Australia,
United States and Europe. Whilst his walls pieces are visually modern and progressive,
his work respects the ongoing tradition of letter writing.
Dec 10, 2012