Thursday, 29 April 2010

Ace Beats King

"London based A.CE is a graffiti artist turned street artist who has been getting up in the streets in one way or another for over 10 years.

He sees the pop art and graphic design inspired works he produces now, as an extension of the tags and throw-ups he started doing back in the 90s, and despite the move away from those conventional graffiti references in his work, his aim of getting up and getting noticed, through the predominant medium of stickers and paste-ups, still remains the same.

Born in 1980; A.CE's works often act as a remix of the various influences he has faced throughout his life, drawing richly from his time as a skateboarder, and the bold graphics and artworks he encountered during that time.

The streets and architecture surrounding him, once viewed as an open skate park, are now interpreted as a potential exhibition space, and offer A.CE a way to interact with the city he thrives within.

More recently; issues of consumption, nostalgia and gender have all been challenged within his work, though a degree of ambiguity is always intended, in order to allow the viewer to form their own interpretation of the works."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes yes! Looking forward to this one.