Veng and Chris brave sub-freezing cold on the “Superior Windows Project” in Williamsburg to create 8 newly painted windows into another world.
The BSA project, named after the business that occupies the building, is an opportunity for street artists to get their stuff up legally that also gets a lot of foot traffic. The block already has roared with wildlife for a few years with the pack animals of Street Artist Dennis McNett in the recessed “window” spaces above the KCDC skate shop. Now RWK has conceived of a way to open the bricked window spaces into a world they imagine.
Here is a peek at the wall in progress.
- Veng and Chris at work on their new “Windows” project (photo © Jaime Rojo)
When Brooklyn Street Art and Robots Will Kill first talked about the guys doing this new windows project, it was sunny and warm and girls were still in their summer shorts. The only “girls” wearing shorts in this neighborhood right now are looking for a ride in your nice big cozy car, and I’m not sure all of them are girls.
“The Patience of Saints, The Industry of Ants” – Veng’s FB status.
- Chris and the Cat (photo © Jaime Rojo)
- It’s all in the can control. If Dutch Master’s had aerosol, Veng would be a guy to get some tips from. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
“I’m German,” says Veng, as a way of explaining why he thought this February engagement was perfectly suitable for standing on aluminum ladders with a metal spray can in your hand for 8 hours while the wind gusts off the East River like sailors rushing to an “Open Bar”.
“I’m freakin’ cold,” shivers Chris as he pulls down his neoprene ski mask to talk. “Careful, my coat has paint on it.”
- Would she be mine? (photo © Jaime Rojo)
- Sure she will…just ask her! (photo © Jaime Rojo)
- Let me in! Or let me out! (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Clad in their North Pole gear the RWK dudes attempt to defy (conquer) mother nature as they depict windows that don’t just open the bricked building, but out to another world.
Chris’s windows show a childlike pastel world of a friendly cock-eyed boy thinking of his Valentine and a wistful hyper-alert cat on the windowsill, while Veng is taking you to a 16th century Dutch town, or possibly the 1840’s town of Williamsburgh, the industrial seaport that was once here.
- Yo! Flash me some petticoat! A room with a view… (photo © Jaime Rojo)
- A Veng icon in the stain glass detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)
- Is that a Schnauzer on the sidewalk (detail ) (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Stay tuned for more progress reports.
RWK in conjunction with BSA.