EVOL "Unreal Estate" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC
If you haven't seen the work of EVOL in person, it is some of the coolest work being made in the world right now. From the streets, installation, site-specifuc projects, to fine art in galleries, the Berlin-based artist is one of a kind. For his newest show, Unreal Estate, opening at NYC's Jonathan LeVine Gallery on June 25, the artist continues to explore his signature stencil on used cardboard work.
From the artist and gallery: In Unreal Estate, EVOL comments on the ambiguity arising from the transformative stages of post-wall, pre-gentrified East Berlin to the new accomplishments of the burgeoning real estate market. The artist describes:
"Society is constantly being pulled into an ever-expanding circuit of consumption. Fast real estate profits in city centers only target an exclusive and wealthy demographic, causing simple housing in traditional working class neighborhoods to also get the "luxury treatment." These homes are often just dumbed in yellow paint and fake wood floods to achieve a certain standard, just enough to multiply the rent. The old dirty fuzz is replaced with something new and shiny, artificial and impersonal. Like a non-place, the traces of existing life, past history and their creators are erased. I see my pieces as portraits of areas within this stage of transition and I search for details and remnants that tell me a neighborhood is still alive."
A solo exhibition of new works by EVOL
557C West 23rd Street
June 25 — July 25, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 25, 6—8pm