Limited Edition: My Ad Here
LIMITED EDITION, SILKSCREENED &
ARTIST-SIGNED WATER TOWER
ARTIST: CHRIS RWK
Growing up in New York, Chris RWK would spy water towers everywhere — they were a staple of the landscape. The old ads painted on those towers and the side of buildings made a huge impact this legendary street artist. So with his 5-color piece, My Ad Here, Chris gives a nod to those old school towers (and ads!) and the influence they had on him. The end result mimics an old advertisement for a paint company, and features his iconic robot doing the dirty work.
Model Kit Style: Medium Water Tower
Medium Used: Silkscreened and artist signed
Hometown: Staten Island, New York
Chris’s works frequently reveal everyday musings and people one would pass on the street without looking or thinking about twice. These images also aid Chris in the creation of a visual language comprised of his own iconographic imagery. Through the repetition of this imagery, Chris strives to familiarize his viewers with the language he has constructed. Chris believes that the notions within his pieces serve as a backbone to the many stories created by the onlooker when he or she is viewing the work.
In 2001 Chris set in motion RobotsWillKill.com, an arts site dedicated to community and exposure for artists/media often disregarded by the mainstream art world. Rather than featuring his own work exclusively, he opened it up to allow the possibility for it to become whatever it evolved into being. RWK has a core group of artists, those artists are Chris, Kev/Psyn, Veng, Mike Die and OverUnder. Along with overseas affiliates ECB (Germany), Peeta (Italy), Flying Fortress (Germany) and JesseRobot (Belgium). Chris has used this interaction and collaboration with these artists to help develop his artwork in new ways. Over the years Chris's imagery has become quickly identifiable and familiar to many people. He is trying to evoke more stories in people's minds every day.
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