Paris has a rich graffiti history, from Bando to JonOne 156 and Andre to Oclock. But when talking about the scene today, no crew out of the City of Light is more influential than the Peace and Love crew, PAL for short.
Although images of their work are posted and reblogged daily, it has never been exhibited stateside until now. Klughaus Gallery presents PALINGENESIS at their new pop-up gallery space in the Lower East Side located at 154 Stanton Street featuring work by GOREY, HORFE, CONY, TOMEK, SAEYO, MOSA, ESSO and SKUB. Check out the video above to see GOREY in action, exemplifying his incredible creativity, can control, and illustrative skills and head to the opening Saturday, May 11th from 6-10pm and see it for yourself.
From Klughaus Gallery:
One of the most prominent graffiti crews in Paris, PAL is united by its members’ shared love of creative expression. With GOREY as a forefather, PAL has developed a unique movement and style of graffiti that is completely its own. While there is a complicated, yet fascinating line between graffiti and fine art, the collective has made a seamless transition into the art world in a tasteful way that does not categorize the work as simply “graffiti,” yet sustains the collective’s distinct styles and energy within a gallery setting.
The PALINGENESIS exhibition will showcase the collective’s debut in the United States as well as its artistic re-birth as evolving fine artists. Gorey & PAL’s incorporation of fine art elements into their work on the streets is pushing the concept of graffiti in a new and refreshing direction and we are thrilled to collaborate on their stateside debut.