Los Angeles-based artist Revok (previously featured here) first became interested in art through his father’s collection of 60s and 70s album covers and comic books, as well as the skateboarding and graffiti scenes. For over two decades, Revok has continually pushed the boundaries—both creative and legislative—of street art, producing vibrant works that meld structured with dynamic colors and forms. After years of a decidedly anti-institutional practice, Revok began making studio work, finding inspiration in his ability to refine the techniques he mastered as a street artist. His ultimate goal is to be constantly maturing and evolving as an artist, never confined by any one way of making work.
Jason Williams aka REVOK is an American artist who explores deep shared themes involving place and human experience using the very materials that make up the urban environment we are surrounded with and live in.
On the streets REVOK creates wonderful old school style graffiti writing, but while rooted in the culture of street art and graffiti writing his style is constantly evolving, paying homage to what has gone before but also pushing the boundaries with new wild styles and expressive graffiti writing. The unique style of REVOK has also enabled him to move into studio based work and cross over into the world of fine art and galleries, with a body of work that draws on influences from his graffiti writing but also explores new territories with assemblages and more restrained methods of painting.
Revok’s highly anticipated first solo exhibition in Los Angeles opens April 10th at 6PM. The artist displays an entirely new body of work featuring geometric forms in vibrant oil enamel and synthetic polymer.
The show is presented by Detroit-based contemporary art gallery, Library Street Collective. Revok spent a two-year creative hiatus in Detroit, returning to Los Angeles in 2013. His exhibition in downtown Los Angeles is a culmination of his new concepts since returning to the city.
When: April 10, 2015 from 6 – 10PM
Where: 1242 Palmetto Street, downtown Los Angeles
Revok just opened a new solo exhibition at Vicious Gallery in Hamburg, Germany, featuring a collection of wooden collaged pieces. We like the way these came out for sure, nice progression from one of the best in the game. (images via 12oz)