Stevio...LA LA Lovin' It?

I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

WK Interact comes to LA

I was talking to the manager of Subliminal Projects and he mentioned the upcoming WK Interact show at the gallery in Echo Park, CA.

WK's best known to me for his 'montone' terrorist characters that blur and move around corners in New York's Soho and L.E.S. neighborhoods (which is the same style he painted inside of the Nike House in Venice, CA if you had the chance to visit.)

Although I don't like the installation work of "How to Blow Yourself Up*" as much as his paintings it was good to see the man at work with his criminal processing centre...polariods and height markings on the wall and all!

L-R: me with the height markings; Jason getting processed; Sam and I on the rogue's gallery wall

Personal project I took along my two WK Interact books and my Obey vs. WK Interact poster for a signature. Mine is #3 or a series...the other two were in the store for $75. That was tempting, but after going through all my posters and prints to find this one I was a bit numb and in no mood for shopping. Hell, even collecting my 25th Anniversary of Subway Art from months ago made me wanna get a refund. Seriously...No more stuff...please! ;)

* "If you believe the world will end in 2012 and you can't do anything about it, maybe it's better to blow yourself up when you feel like it," says WK. To that end, he has turned objects of control and personal movement - skateboards and bicycles, as well as three-dimensional panels - into instruments of self-destruction, equipped with what appear to be pipe bombs and other menacing apparatuses."

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