Chad Muska needs no introduction. The iconic skateboarder recently branched out into art in a very big way. Check out the recap of his solo show “Transitions” at New Image Art Gallery.
Words by Birdman / Monday, June 24th, 2013
Transitions featured heavy pieces constructed with steel, concrete and paper coated with resin. In an ode to his skateboarding beginnings, Muska created an artistic take on a skate ramp out of concrete. “Skateboarders, look at metal and concrete already as objects of artistic expression,” comments Muska. “It’s like a canvas. And now the mediums that I’m using are metal and concrete. It’s so funny, but that’s why I think I’m attracted to these materials; because I’ve spent my entire life looking at the concrete sidewalk that I’m riding down.”
Text: Keisha Leng / Photos: Birdman for Mass Appeal