As winter loosens it’s grip, the first signs of spring are popping up all over New York, with new buds of passion from tender branches, construction walls, softened soil and industrial doorways. What this season will bring to the streets is anyone’s guess, but there are shoots and seedlings that we haven’t seen before, and a new crop is obviously taking shape. Here is our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Adam Krueger, Andrew Poneros, Betten, Cash-Money, El Sol 25, Enzo, Kinog, Kriest, Mint & Serf, Pork, Shark Toof, and Wheat.
Betten “New Young City” could easily characterize the new fresh faced minions pushing further into off the path neighborhoods around the city. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
New growth springs from the most unexpected places. Cooper (photo © Jaime Rojo)
True dat, cat. Enzo & Nio “You’re still gonna die” (photo © Jaime Rojo)
El Sol 25 has quickly established his voice and vocabulary on the street, and here is a new example. We’ve been happy to chart the progress since the start of this new talent’s first appearance. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Photo © Jaime Rojo
Photo © Jaime Rojo
I’m sorry, the number you have reached was given to you when I was drunk last night. Kriest “Wrong Number” (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Kriest “Under” (photo © Jaime Rojo)
People will try anything to prevent bike theft. Chains also have been known to be a deterrent. Jesus “Bike” Christ (photo © Jaime Rojo)
There’s Jesus again, this time styled as the king of kings in the hood. Jesus “Cash-Money” Christ (photo © Jaime Rojo)
This wall in Chelsea is in constant change, a barnstorm of ideas, influences, techniques that morphs weekly. This new torso may be a Magritte homage. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Kinog’s small paper collages appeared in Williamsburg last week on the walls of a construction site gallery style. This one equates one of last falls’ gubernatorial candidates in New York with an unspeakable. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Kinog invokes militarism, power, death, outrage, protest. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Wheat’s new mural refers to an American history of conquest and war and the original citizens in North America (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Prince Charles ponders an eternal question “Why Him”? (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jaime Rojo. Untitled (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mint&Serf curated the show “Well Hung” The Chelsea Chapter at +aRT gallery located at 540 West 28 Street in NYC. Well Hung runs until Sunday April 3rd. A fundraiser to benefit the programs of Free Arts NYC . Below a few images of the art on the show:
Adam Krueger “Small Wonder” (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Andrew Poneros AKA Pork (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mint & Serf (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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