Thorns are sharp formations developed by some plants as a defense mechanism. Stinkfish does portraits of anonymous characters that he finds in the street, waiting on a corner, riding the subway, walking aimlessly, with faces full of thorns. Thorns traveling from one city to another, from one country to another. Sometimes they are black spines, sometimes red, other multicolored.
Using materials salvaged from the street, discarded photographs, magazines and old album covers Stinkfish presents "Espina", part of the inventory of his street portraits, a page of this family album of anonymous characters STINKFISH is a full-time street artist. Born in Mexico City, he has been living in Bogota (Colombia) since his childhood. He has brought his work on the streets around the world, including Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Ecuador, Peru, England, Spain, Holland, France and Germany.
Photography, stencil, graffiti and long walks down the street serve as raw material to develop his artistic proposal. Mixture of abstraction and social realism, his street interventions are characterized by working with vibrantly colored abstract shapes and anonymous portraits in high contrast.
Stinkfish is part of several art books like Graffiti 365 by Jay ‘J.SON” Edlin, or Nuevo Mundo: Latin American Street Art by Maximiliano Ruiz, presented in 2011 in POW. He also has organized exhibitions as “Memoria Canalla” at Museum of Bogota (2009). After his successful collective exhibition Primeval at Carmichael Gallery (USA) he is presenting a new body of work at the High Roller Society including the release of a new print.
HIGH ROLLER SOCIETY
27 October – 11 November 2012
10 Palmers Road London Borough of Tower Hamlets, E2 0SY
Thursday-Sunday Noon-6.00pm (during exhibitions), and By Appointment
Tube: Bethnal Green or Mile End, Bus: 8, D6, 277