Danish photographer, Søren Solkær, creates ‘SURFACE’, a portrait anthology focusing on some of the most significant street artists on the contemporary scene, as well as pioneering street artists. Solkær’s ‘SURFACE’ already has six exhibitions announced for 2015, and the internationally renowned photographer will release a 240-page hardcover book featuring portraits of 135 artists.
Solkær has spent the last three years portraying artists all over the world. “I felt that this was the perfect time to portray the people behind one of the most powerful and prevalent art movements of our time. This took me on an incredible journey to roof tops, back alleys, train stations, studios and walls across the world”, said Solkær.
This expansive collection includes Shepard Fairey, Blek Le Rat, Seen, Ron English, Swoon, Faile, Space Invader and Vhils amongst many others It will be published by Gingko Press and distributed worldwide. The book launches in Australia: February 23, 2015, Europe: March 15, 2015, and USA: April 25, 2015.
FAILE in New York City
PIXOTE in Miami
Niels Shoe Meulman in Norway
Six exhibitions announced for 2015:
February 23 – March 5: Art Equity, Sydney, Australia
March 10 – March 21: NKN Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
April 25 – May 23: Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, USA
April 27 – May 12th (Opening party on May 2nd): Allouche Gallery, New York, USA
June 12 – end of July: Øksnehallen (in collaboration with V1 Gallery), Copenhagen, Denmark
August 2015: The Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver, Canada
To see more portraits, behind-the-scenes shots and photos from the world tour, follow SURFACE on Instagram @surfaceproject and Facebook.