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, January 17, 2010

Doze Green shows in New York

Old skool legend Doze Green has his third gallery show in New York's Jonathan LeVine Gallery till February 13, 2010.

Doze Green has transformed himself from one of the original members of the Rock Steady Crew to a world renowned artist. But, his work is not graffiti in the classic hip hop sense. Doze paints more in a Basquiat-style using all the colors of the rainbow and also simplistic black and white. His largest painting in the show is called "Siddhartha" and is influenced by Eastern and South American cultures, as well as his own Afro-Caribbean roots.

Even though Doze doesn't use aerosol, preferring to work in ink, gouache, metallic pigments, charcoal and collage, he does incorporate highly stylized lettering which points to his hip hop roots.

Want more? For more of Doze's work go to Vegas. CityCenter commissioned him (and Maya Lin, Jenny Holzer, Claes Oldenburg, Coosje Van Brugen, Nancy Rubens, Frank Stella, Henry Moore and Richard Long) to paint a permanent installation that will greet guests in the tramway stations at the Monte Carlo and the Bellagio hotels! His painting is called "Crossroads of Humanity" and the two murals are huge covering 6 conjoined walls (3 walls each) and measuring 80 feet by 20 feet, per mural!

What recession? CityCenter is a $11 billion project with $40 million going to the art installations. That's about a third of a percent!

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