UFO907 “Flat Earth Flat Wall Flat Ass”      JP/EN/CN

 

From Saturday September 22nd, Hidari Zingaro is pleased to present Flat Earth Flat Wall Flat Ass, a solo exhibition of works by UFO907.

With over 20 years of experience as a New York-based graffiti writer, UFO907 is widely known for his depictions of motifs such as UFOs and aliens. To this day he tirelessly continues to produce works, captivating his fans around the world. UFO907’s practice also extends beyond the streets to the gallery scene, holding a number of group and solo exhibitions. UFO907’s aliens and UFOs, recognizable by their uniquely “dirty” and unexpected line work, speak to the deep subtlety within the viewer’s psyche and deliver a lasting impact. In 2017, the artist created a major phenomenon when he participated in a three-person exhibition at Hidari Zingaro curated by the artist MADSAKI, titled MADSAKI Says “Yo! snipe1 & UFO907, Get Your Asses Over Here!”.

Flat Earth Flat Wall Flat Ass is evidence of the artist’s creative transition back to fine art. When he walked out on art school 20 years ago, UFO907 shifted from fine art to street art, paint brush to spray can and markers, and canvases to street walls, pushing the subculture of space-themed graffiti to the mainstream. The artist has now shifted his creative gears again, this time back into the studio.

We invite you to come witness UFO907’s uniquely playful creations that are derived from an idiosyncratic yet intimate style that fearlessly merges elements of subculture with graffiti.

Date
September 22 – October 7, 2018
Opening hours: 12:00-19:00
Reception: September 22, 18:00 –
*Gallery closed on Wednesdays

Sample Artworks

  • # 125, 2018
    1720 x 1320 mm
    Acrylic Paint, Aerosol on Canvas
  • Suicide, 2018
    1524 x 1118 mm
    Acrylic Paint, Graphite and Aerosol on Canvas
  • Postal Label Drawing 72, 2018
    109 x 140 mm
    Graphite, Marker and White- Out on USPS Label Mounted Heavy Weight Paper
  • Street Aliens Small Works on Paper 4/200, 2018
    120 x 165 mm
    Enamel Paint, Marker and Aerosol on Heavy Weight Paper

UFO907

It’s the 90’s, UFO 907 walks out on Art School disillusioned by the standard path of the struggling artist he sees before him. Abandoning the art world, UFO finds himself allured into the subcultures of graffiti and vandalism. The paint brush is traded for the spray can and the endless walls, forgotten back lots, rooftops, and delivery trucks of New York City become both his studio and his gallery. The unpredictability of material and painting surface, the risk of getting arrested or chased, the never ending adventure of painting in strange places under the cover of darkness all contribute to the style and development of UFO’s work.

UFO 907 has never quite fit perfectly within the classic constraints of Graffiti. From day One it’s been clear that UFO’s graffiti stems from a fine arts background, with unconventional painting technics and highly expressive line work.
As one of the pioneers of character based graffiti, UFO 907 has helped (for better or worse) push the subculture of graffiti into the mainstream, with his highly recognizable and playful imagery. As well helping to usher in the new art movement known as “Street Art” where young artists of today have caught onto the power and freedom of beginning an art career on the streets as a bridge and shortcut into the gallery world.
Finally after 20 years, hundreds of paintings, millions of drawings, come and gone, UFO 907 has changed gears, making the transition back into the studio. With his recent body of work “ Flat Earth, Flat Wall, Flat Ass” never has UFO’s return to the world of fine arts been so clear and evident. While staying true to his graffiti roots with the UFO icon and his use of spray paint and markers. This new body of paintings exudes a joy and energy that celebrates chance and gesture. They exhibit a passion and deep understanding of materials and the boundless methods of application.

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