JK5’s The Force of Other at Three Kings Studio in New York features work that has been brought to life in an all-new magnitude, in physical scale, motion, and energy as he continues to explore his obsession with reimagined writing systems. Recent work brought him back to his favorite life-changing book from his childhood, Subway Art by photographers Henry Chalfant and Martha Cooper.

The first portrait of Futura inspired him to revisit his love of graffiti but incorporate a wholly new narrative and storytelling approach. The painting moves all of his own writing and letterforms into new dimensions through an intuitive burst and attack, stream of consciousness, and reactive process. His work is a meticulously crafted sequence that moves from sketchbooks into paintings that are transcriptions of words, autobiographical personal processes, sentiments, lists, phrases, authors, and book titles.