15 January 2009

Know Hope Solo Show @ Ad Hoc (Jan 16th, 2009)

"The Insecurities of Time" by Israeli Street Artist Know Hope

January 16th through February 15th 2009

Opening Reception: Friday, January 16th 7pm-10pm

For the past 4 years, Know Hope has been showing his work in galleries and exhibitions worldwide, but most of his work has been on the streets, in their natural urban settings. Know Hope deals with the ephemeral aspect of street art not only as a genre in itself, but also as a subject, exploring the need of momentary connections in everyday reality, and the common denominator that is the human struggle.

Know Hope’s recent work has been revolving around the story of an unnamed figure, following it and creating some sort of lifeline through its observations, mishaps and eventually its commentary. The figure is the visual manifestation of the human vulnerability addressed in all the pieces. The use of cardboard makes the content of the pieces physical, underlining the urgency of creating temporary art for the street, and the liability and rough fragility of the struggle.

You can read a recent discussion with Know hope on his artwork @: my love for you is a stampede of horses.com

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