SURFACE by Søren Solkær: Portraits of Street Artists with their Work

View all 11 Photos

SURFACE: Portraits of Street Artists is a new book and art exhibit by the acclaimed Danish photographer Søren Solkær. Turning his lens to street artists and their work, Solkær spent three years traveling internationally to create 135 portraits of artists based in locales such as Copenhagen, Miami, Athens, and Melbourne. To give each picture a sense of drama, Solkær enhanced the shots with “stage” direction and sometimes artificial lighting, masks, and props. The resulting images show the artist’s interacting with their completed work in a dynamic, open way, while also, at times, concealing their identities.

The art show adds another layer to SURFACE (pun intended). The gallery, Subliminal Projects, reached out to fourteen of the graffiti artists in the series, inviting them to create self-portraits based on Solkær’s work. The photography and the accompanying artwork will launch at Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles, California, on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in conjunction with the book’s debut in the USA.

    string(5) "Holly"

Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Tags: , , , , ,

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

  • The Stoneware Ritual

    A series of sculptural objects that explore both tactile surfaces and ritual gestures. Norwegian artist…

  • Washed Away by Sébastien Léon

    A large-scale sculpture that explores the world’s biological dynamic. Originally commissioned by the Nancy A….

  • Calculus of an Infinite Rot

    An art exhibition that explores concepts of decay and regeneration. Held every year in Toronto,…

  • Ra by Marjan van Aubel

    A functional artwork inspired by the ancient Egyptian god. Dutch solar designer Marjan van Aubel…

  • Contemporary Cluster

    An art gallery housed within the walls of a 19th-century palace in Rome. Located in…

Around the world

  • Wonder Bee & Bee

    A slow tourism project in southern Italy. Wonder Grottole started out as an experiment but…

  • Hotel Grand Stark

    A building from 1908 transformed into a stylish boutique hotel. Located in the Central Eastside…

  • The Circulo Mexicano Hotel

    A 19th century residential building transformed into a hotel with Shaker-inspired furniture. Located in the…

loader