ART CART NYC PRESENTS HELLBENT AT IDEAS CITY ON MAY 4, 2013
Art Cart NYC is proud to announce its participation in the New Museum’s Ideas City Streetfest, taking place on May 4, 2013 from 11 am- 6 pm on Houston and Chrystie St. on the Lower East Side.
For this year’s festival, Art Cart will present the latest iteration of Hellbent’s Mix Tape series. A continuation of the artist’s desire to incorporate craft and folk culture into urban art, this body of workis characterized by vibrant colors and complex patterns that slash across the surfaces they cover, from paper to public walls. It plays with the conventions of traditional color theory in the way pure pigment and decorative markings are fashioned in electric geometric arrangements. The mesmerizing designs are a contemporary nod to the practice of trompe l’oeil; though the configurations appear to be collaged wallpaper, the ornamental lace motifs are in fact painted to give the flat surface a sense of depth and history.