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2.5 New York Street Life

WK Interact

Drago’s 36 chambers series lifts off with the action packed, motion-blurred work of New York based street artist, WK Interact.

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Specifications

  • ISBN: 978-88-88493-41-1
  • Dimensions: 24 x 17 x 2 cm
  • Author: WK Interact
  • Format: Softcover
  • Pages: 96
  • Date of publication: 2009
  • Language: ENGLISH

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About the book

WK has proved himself to be one of the truly original and innovative street artists in his ability to marry the movement of the street to the dynamism imbued in his work. “WK’s public art cannot stand still or keep quiet for the simple reason that the world around it is no more capable of playing dead either.” –Carlo McCormick.
Drago’s 36 chambers series lifts off with the action packed, motion-blurred work of New York based street artist, WK Interact. Complimented by yellow bursts of juxtaposition, his unique monochrome iconography draws the viewer into a new and distinctive perspective of the streets.
Alex Grant, an architect, designer...
WK has proved himself to be one of the truly original and innovative street artists in his ability to marry the movement of the street to the dynamism imbued in his work. “WK’s public art cannot stand still or keep quiet for the simple reason that the world around it is no more capable of playing dead either.” –Carlo McCormick.
Drago’s 36 chambers series lifts off with the action packed, motion-blurred work of New York based street artist, WK Interact. Complimented by yellow bursts of juxtaposition, his unique monochrome iconography draws the viewer into a new and distinctive perspective of the streets.
Alex Grant, an architect, designer and long-term mentor of WK describes the encapsulating pieces featured in this book as “…a series of rippling stretched images across undulating planes, dancing and leaping across the surfaces. Protruding foregrounds from industrial graveyards and sidewalk garbage night finds assist or hinder the subjects’ path depending on their puppet master’s intention, a conceptual texture reminiscent of New York’s crime and grime days”

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WK Interact

WK (aka WK Interact) was born in 1969 in Caen, France. He currently lives and works in New York. His work is site specific and the imagery is chosen with a concern for encounters in an urban environment or “interactions” (as the artist indicates in his pseudonym). In 2010, audio of an interview with WK discussing his work along with a...WK (aka WK Interact) was born in 1969 in Caen, France. He currently lives and works in New York. His work is site specific and the imagery is chosen with a concern for encounters in an urban environment or “interactions” (as the artist indicates in his pseudonym). In 2010, audio of an interview with WK discussing his work along with a slideshow of his images was featured in a New York Times article about Jonathan LeVine Gallery. WK has shown in galleries internationally including Tokyo, London, Berlin and Mexico City. In 2005, Gestalten published his first monograph, WK Interact: Exterior-Interior Act 2. Drago published a his second book in 2009, 2.5 New York Street Life. In 2013, Jonathan LeVine Gallery presented a 25 year survey exhibition of WK’s work at a pop-up location in New York and published a catalog with essays by Carlo McCormick, Patrick McNeil of Faile and Marc and Sara Schiller of Wooster Collective.

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Specifications

  • ISBN: 978-88-88493-41-1
  • Dimensions: 24 x 17 x 2 cm
  • Author: WK Interact
  • Format: Softcover
  • Pages: 96
  • Date of publication: 2009
  • Language: ENGLISH

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