"We Are Wet Paint": Persue1 Brings Art Show Created On Wet Paint Signs To Tokyo
Artist Persue—creator of "BunnyKitty"— brings his art show in which a hard-hitting crew of street artists paint their characters onto Wet Paint signs from the New York subway to Tokyo, Japan.
Artist Persue moved to Brooklyn in 2014 searching for a clearer path for his fine art. Well respected in the international graffiti scene for both his letters as well as his famous street art character BunnyKitty, Persue’s illustrative approach carried over into multiple projects -- one came to him while commuting to and from his Red Hook studio. Persue often noticed Wet Paint signs while waiting for the subway. These signs, with their bold red letters, were instantly recognizable yet often ignored as a benign part of the urban scenery. He later realized that these signs were made specifically for the New York City subway system, which elevated them in his eyes, to an iconic piece of the setting where New York’s graffiti movement was born and thrived. In his Wet Paint practice, Persue (and his collaborators) utilize the iconic sign as a canvas, and studies their interaction with the artwork they apply. Through the process, each Wet Paint sign is transformed into a collectible piece of street art and graffiti history.