Bates Motel Killings in Paris!
Denmark has its fair share of graffiti artists, but Bates is at the top of the food chain. Now the legendary painter is taking his aerosoul on the road to Paris to show the locals how to parlez mad styles.
Maquis-Art Shop & Gallery and Maurice Grinbaum presents: Bates & Bjorndahl: “Appreciation for Letters”
Here’s the story behind the exhibition:
Bates and Niels Bjorndahl first met in 1984 when the graffiti scene was still in its infancy in Denmark. They became fast friends and ran together thru 1986 when Bjorndahl was forced to put an end to his graffiti career due to numerous run-ins with the local authorities. Bjorndahl then changed his focus to abstract art while Bates continued on with graffiti.
In 2009 the two met again and started exchanging ideas and in the fall of 2011 they decided to try to work on some canvases together merging abstract art and graffiti, seemingly creating a new style. The result became a number of pieces where the artists experiment with different color dogmas and unusual types of canvases. If you’re in Paris on the 15th, come thru to the opening with some bread and some bread, if you know what I mean.
May 15th 2012, 11 o’clock.
MAQUIS-ART Shop and Gallery
42, rue Quincampoix
Métro chatelet (entre Agnès B et le citadium beaubourg)
Also showing at the next door gallery:
38 rue quincampoix
75004 Paris, France
Music: Diamond Messages – Liquid Summer
Video editing by: Wen cod 2012
THE GAMUT OF BATES FLICKS