US based artist Rime (MSK) just opened his first solo-show at Gallery Wallworks and presents a recent series of paintings on canvas, drawings on paper, and customized urban equipment.
A week before the show, RIME recreated a New York street in the gallery, painting on-site a few pieces such as: phone booths, fire-hydrants, mailboxes, subway signs, and an iconic four-way traffic light.
“Starting with an empty space to paint, each stroke is thrown down unapologetically; influencing what follows. Beginning with aggressive abstracted compositions that most often create the structure for an an energetic open-ended story. Technically, the work created here is done in an effort to exercise gut instincts in the painting process, allowing fate and circumstance in as an excuse to try odd shit without being shook (afraid). Trusting in your mind and body’s natural ability to problem solve without the use of modern technological crutches.” – RIME