Tag: UR New York

January 18, 2016

UR New York
February – May, 2011
Woodward Gallery Project Space

Mike Baca, aka 2ESAE, and Fernando Romero, aka SKI, are a New York based artist collaborative team known as UR New York. Woodward Gallery presents their original work “Eye of the Beholder” on their Project Space at 132A Eldridge Street, NYC directly across from the Gallery; 24/7.

2ESAE and SKI spent years painting the streets before forming the collective UR New York based on the philosophy of creation from destruction- transforming the illegal graffiti perception into positive urban art. 2ESAE and SKI work collaboratively challenging each other to become better individuals, and more creative talents. Each adds not only a long history of graffiti experience, but also different styles, tools and creative elements to their process. As a result 2ESAE and SKI have developed a trusting bond, which identifies them from singular urban artists.

Eye of the Beholder is a montage of cities across the world and a special presentation for the LES of New York. Their mission statement as a collective is to:

…create an urban industrial feel to our art by combining mediums such as photography, silk-screening, graphic design, and graffiti. Each piece tells the story of our lives, our struggles, and our environments. We want to inspire creativity amongst people specifically the youth so they can pick up where we leave off.

UR New York have exhibited work in U.S. and international venues including the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, VH1, Sundance Film Festival 2007, Israel, Vienna and Australia. Aside from creating and selling art, they give back to the community with motivational speaking at elementary and high schools in the Bronx, Brooklyn and New Jersey. They offer hope to inspire and support children’s artistic dreams. As a collective, they strive to work together creating, showcasing, and educating about the urban art world. Their highly respected unified vision is an exemplary force to be followed.

Exhibition Features

UR New York featured on MNN’s Let Them Talk

June 28, 2014

Group Show
June 28 – July 26, 2014
Woodward Gallery

This summer, as part of Woodward Gallery’s year-long 20th Anniversary Exhibition calendar, a Retrospective of Public Art will be featured. The mural from the outdoor wall of their Eldridge Street Project Space will be presented in unison, a massive installation covering the Gallery’s large interior space.

Woodward Gallery designated the public wall at 132A Eldridge for Street Artists to legally paint. Since 2008, invited Artists were asked to create a four panel work of art approximately 15 feet (457 cm) in total size. Over the years, this exterior wall of the Gallery’s annex–GHOST Art Lounge, has become a NYC attraction with thousands of Twitter and Instagram pictures shared to date!

The exhibition of provocative and colorful original murals will include Street Artists:
BLUdog, Cassius Fouler, Chris RWK, Cycle, Darkcloud, David Pappaceno, Diana Garcia, El Celso, FARO, Gabriel Specter, ICY & SOT, JM Rizzi, Ka, Kenji Nakayama, L’Amour Supreme, Michael De Feo, MOODY, NohJColey, NOSEGO, Robert Janz, Royce Bannon, Skewville, Sonne Hernandez, Terence Netter, Thomas Buildmore, UR New York.