For graffiti artists today, deconstructing the letterform is more popular than you may imagine, and in our experience, leads to even greater things.
After 20+ years or so in the graffiti writing game, Alan De Cecco aka SODA jumps the rubicon to tap into the letterform at its most elemental, abstract dimension.
For his debut show at BSMT gallery in London, the high-precision Italian forces the perspective, almost making his static work move off the wall. A student of architecture who works as a designer, his street wall geometry sometimes is so removed from the “scene” that one is challenged to understand what they are observing. A remnant? A treatise? An unfinished composition? The remnants of two realities ripped apart?
Now that SODA has made his work for the gallery, at least you know someone will be there to explain it to you.
BSMT at 529 Kingsland Rd, E84AR. POLYGONS Private view: 6pm – 9pm, Thursday 9th June 2022